President Biden said on Friday that negotiations on his $3.5 trillion reconstruction plan have reached a “stalemate” in Congress because of his extensive efforts to reformulate the nation’s tax and spending plans and the provision of what he considers to be comprehensive and overdue investments. Why?
Biden spoke at White House. Democrats in both the House of Representatives (and the Senate) were hard at work on the draft to overcome differences between moderates and centrists. Despite all the efforts by the president and congressional leaders, Biden sees the road ahead to be long and cumbersome, even though the deadline is near.
Biden said to reporters at White House that they are currently in trouble. “We are in this deadlock currently.”
Biden acknowledged that there will be many ups and downs in this process, but he said that “I hope that eventually I can deliver on what I said.”
The president acknowledged that the Democratic Party’s differences — they have serious differences on taxes, health, climate change, and final price tags — are in stark contrast to the more optimistic tone of congressional leaders in recent days. Top Democrats are trying to build momentum, using carefully chosen words as they approach the House of Representatives vote.
Nancy Pelosi, the California House Speaker, predicted Friday that both pillars in Biden’s domestic agenda will pass. One is the US$3.5 Trillion social safety net and climate program that is still being developed, while the other is a separate US$1 Trillion measure to provide funding highways, the Internet and other infrastructure projects. Both parties have supported the project. Sentence passed.
“We will pass those two bills,” she said to reporters.
She did not elaborate on how she and Chuck Schumer (the majority leader of DN.Y.’s Senate) would resolve differences and mistrust among moderates and progressives within their party. Both the mistrust and differences have caused All measures to be stalled. The voting schedule is still unclear, which will prove crucial.
Pelosi promised the moderates in House of Representatives that the House of Representatives would be considering the infrastructure bill by Monday. It is the centralists’ top priority.
But progressives threatened to vote to disrupt infrastructure legislation until their favorite final version—the $3.5 trillion social and environmental bill—passed the Senate and returned to the House of Representatives. Progressives believe delaying the bill on public works will make it more difficult for moderates to support bigger measures.
Pelosi stated to reporters Friday that the bill was being proposed and that the vote will be held when the votes are available. Pelosi stated Monday that the debate would start, but her comments suggest that the final passage for public works legislation could be delayed.