(AmericanProsperity.com) – Talk of Biden’s infrastructure plan has dragged on for months as lawmakers have thrown around different numbers and proposals. Yet, the two parties have not found a compromise on a bipartisan bill, so Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is taking matters into his own hands.
Schumer Moves Forward with the Budget Committee
On Wednesday, June 16, Senator Schumer announced that he would meet with the Senate Budget Committee Democrats to work on the American Jobs & Families Plan. He hopes to use budget reconciliation to move the Left’s infrastructure package through the chamber, even though bipartisan talks are still happening.
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Lawmakers Chime In With Their Thoughts
Throughout this process, Republicans have been clear they will not support any proposals that reverse Trump’s 2017 tax cuts. Yet, many Democrats are also not on board with the enormous price tag on Schumer and Biden’s current bill. With the 50-50 deadlock in the Senate, it will still take an enormous feat from Democrats to pass any bill without GOP support.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is still hopeful that both parties can agree on a bill and won’t publicly commit support to a reconciliation package only supported by the Left. Similarly, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is still optimistic about the bipartisan talks, affirming the minimum budget would be targeted at $579 billion over the next five years.
What Are Biden and Schumer Hoping to Achieve?
In the budget reconciliation plan, Schumer hopes to include Biden’s “Family Plan,” which would include expanded childcare, healthcare, universal Pre-K, and free community college. The plan would also incentivize clean energy items like electric vehicle rebates, money for businesses that prioritize energy-efficient measures, and tax incentives.
If Schumer gets his way, both the smaller bipartisan bill and the enormous reconciliation proposal would pass in July. However, with the Left’s forward momentum towards a budget reconciliation bill, GOP lawmakers might make it more difficult to pass the bipartisan bill.
As we see lawmakers continue to barter over this bill throughout the next few weeks, we see just how important representation is in Congress. For those passionate about their government and how taxpayer dollars are used, now is a great time to reach out to representatives to relay hopes, expectations and desires for our nation.
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