A Hectic Week On The Hill As The Finish Line Comes Into Sight—For Real, This Time

October 25, 2021
US President Joe Biden (L) and US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (R) (D-CA) depart after meeting with House Democratic Caucus at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on October 1, 2021. - President Biden headed to Con... US President Joe Biden (L) and US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (R) (D-CA) depart after meeting with House Democratic Caucus at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on October 1, 2021. - President Biden headed to Congress to energize Democrats negotiating for a second day on getting his domestic spending agenda off the ground, or risk crippling political failure. The unusual presidential visit to Capitol Hill follows weeks of trips by party leaders in the other direction to the White House as Biden tries to get two ambitious spending plans passed into law. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 25, 2021

Strap in, everyone. We’re in for quite a ride.

Democratic leaders are scrambling to conclude negotiations over the reconciliation bill for President Joe Biden’s sweeping Build Back Better plan this week and also put the bipartisan infrastructure bill (BIF) to a House vote this week.

The pressure’s on, especially given Biden’s upcoming trip to the international climate change summit in Glasgow on November 1. The President has told his fellow Democrats that he wants to have a deal on reconciliation clinched before then.

Follow our live coverage below.

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Strap in, everyone. We’re in for quite a ride.

Democratic leaders are scrambling to conclude negotiations over the reconciliation bill for President Joe Biden’s sweeping Build Back Better plan this week and also put the bipartisan infrastructure bill (BIF) to a House vote this week.

The pressure’s on, especially given Biden’s upcoming trip to the international climate change summit in Glasgow on November 1. The President has told his fellow Democrats that he wants to have a deal on reconciliation clinched before then.

Follow our live coverage below.

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  1. If Manchin has gutted the climate change provisions what does it matter if they don’t get done with it before Biden goes to the summit?

  2. Avatar for sooner sooner says:

    The West Virginia Democrat also shifted his previous topline price tag of $1.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion, according to CNN.

    $250 billion?

    Wowwee!

    That’s some progress there :roll_eyes:

    I guess we’ll have to settle for whatever President Manchin and President Sinema are good with.

  3. That’s Supreme Leader Manchin and General Chairman Sinema.

  4. Idiot of the Day: Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO

    Hyperinflation is inflation in excess of 50% a year, i.e. your money loses half of its value every 12 months. Wheelbarrows or bags of cash. Zimbabwe.That thing. Economists see US inflation maybe going to 5%. Core inflation excludes energy and food, which is where much of the action is at the moment. Core inflation is about 4.5% at the moment.

  5. House and Senate progressives are going to have to withhold their votes. There is practically nothing left of the so-called “Biden agenda.” President Biden never was behind it anyway.

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