Democrats Make Progress on Spending Bill
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.