Although democrats are still receiving push back from moderates, they are continuing to make progress on both the spending and infrastructure bills. They are hoping to reach a final decision as early as this week.
According to U.S. News, Moderate Democrats are ready for an immediate vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that has been delayed twice but are pumping the brakes on quickly passing the social spending legislation.
A handful of Democratic centrists in the House reportedly won’t vote for the latter measure until there’s a cost estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. On top of that, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia threw a curveball on Monday when he wouldn’t endorse the Build Back Better bill that allocates significant funds for child care, climate and education initiatives.