Joe Biden on Tuesday canceled his planned trip to Chicago on Wednesday to try to save his $3.5 trillion spending bill.
Biden was going to travel to Chicago as part of his Covid vaccination campaign, but he will stay in DC to try to salvage his $3.5 trillion green new deal disguised as ‘infrastructure.’
“In meetings and calls over the weekend and through today, President Biden has been engaging with members of Congress on the path forward for the Build Back Better Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal,” the White House official said. “He will now remain at the White House tomorrow to continue working on advancing these two pieces of legislation to create jobs, grow the economy, and make investments in families, rather than failed giveaways to the rich and big corporations.”
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the most powerful man in the 50-50 Senate, said he will not support the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion bill earlier this month.
“I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs,” Manchin wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Manchin repeatedly said he has concerns about debt and inflation.
The Senate is split 50-50, so without Manchin’s support, the bill is pretty much D.O.A.
Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema also said she will not support a $3.5 trillion bill so Joe Biden spent time with both of them today.
No details about Biden’s meeting with Manchin and Sinema were publicly released, but White House Press Secretary Psaki said the meetings were “constructive.”
Separately, a $1 trillion ‘bipartisan’ bill is currently making its way through the House.
Speaker Pelosi angered ultra far left members of her caucus by saying the $1 trillion ‘infrastructure’ bill couldn’t wait until the senate was done negotiating the $3.5 spending bill.
Several far left members of the House have already hinted they will only vote on the $1 trillion bill if both bills are passed together.
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