Republicans Accuse Democrats of Ignoring Them When It Comes to the Law
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., offered support on Twitter late Wednesday to progressive House Democrats who want to tie the bipartisan infrastructure bill with a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that has been a source of controversy in Washington .
She posted a news release saying that 11 senators now support the House’s progressive demand for an “entire Biden agenda.”
Censors in the press release included Cory Booker, Mazi Hirono, and Sheldon Whitehouse, to name a few. The senators said in the statement that they voted for bipartisan infrastructure in August “with a clear commitment that the two pieces of the package will move forward along a double track together.”
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Hugo Lowell, Congressional Reporter for the Guardian tweeted Bernie Sanders believes Congress will pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill—”which he notes has already fallen below the original $6T topline.”
Sanders’ office did not immediately respond to after-hours emails from Granthshala News.
Republicans have accused Democrats of ignoring them when it comes to legislation because they control both the chambers of Congress and the White House. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell said earlier this week that his party will not come to his aid when it comes to debt limits.
“Since Democrats decided to go it alone, they won’t get the help of Senate Republicans to raise the debt limit,” he said Monday, referring to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. “I’ve explained it clearly and for more than two months in a row. We don’t have a divided government. The Democrats don’t need our help. They have every tool to address the debt ceiling on their own.”
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President Biden had three “productive and candid meetings” with fellow Democrats on Wednesday on key issues ranging from the infrastructure package to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, according to a White House statement.
“This was an important opportunity for the President to engage with members and hear their perspectives, and progress toward finding a way forward for hardworking people to reduce costs and ensure that our economic growth strategy is based on investing in families, not on gift-giving. For large corporations and the wealthiest taxpayers,” the statement read.