(HorizonPost.com) – President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators negotiated a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would be part of the president’s overall budget proposal. However, Progressive Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he will not support the measure unless there’s another “reconciliation” bill that includes an extravagant spending package like the one that was removed from the original Leftist legislation. Reconciliation is a Senate parliamentary procedure that limits debate and bars any filibusters so that only a simple majority is needed to pass it.
Bernie Sanders to Biden and Manchin: "No reconciliation bill, no deal" https://t.co/1xBfHwLfyn pic.twitter.com/22UD31njoQ
— The Hill (@thehill) June 28, 2021
Senator Sanders proposed a partisan bill with a $6-trillion price tag that redefined “infrastructure” to include childcare, eldercare, climate change, and a path to citizenship for people in this country illegally. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has backed Sanders’ play, vowing “there ain’t going to be an infrastructure bill unless” the Senate passes a reconciliation bill supporting “human infrastructure.”
Pelosi and Sanders are no strangers to holding bills hostage that can help America and Americans. Their actions on a coronavirus relief bill so that they could fund their pet projects during the summer and fall of 2020 provided ample evidence. The true intentions of the far-Left snap into focus when they hold legislation hostage that could benefit their constituencies.
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