(HorizonPost.com) – In late March 2021, President Joe Biden unveiled his $2.25-trillion “American Jobs Plan,” which the Democrats in Congress are portraying as an infrastructure bill. Republicans, on the other hand, are fighting that distinction, pointing out that Liberals have allotted too much to social programs and not enough on issues like roads and bridges.
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This might have led to conservative senators mounting a filibuster which would have required the need for 60 votes to pass the bill. However, the Senate Parliamentarian cleared the way for them to treat this as a “reconciliation bill,” which means — putting aside all the legalese which confuses even the top leaders in Congress — only 51 affirmative votes are needed.
While some Democrats are open to the Republican idea of a pared-down $800-billion bill, that may only be a ploy. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), for instance, discussed using a second proposal for the remaining $1.25 trillion and pass that as a reconciliation bill. The Liberals have paid lip service to bipartisanship, but it seems they will happily put that aside when it comes to their Agenda.
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