Biden’s Two-Track Infrastructure Plan Is Back On Track

October 1, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: President Joe Biden talks to the media as he leaves a House Democratic caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on October 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden called the meeting in order to push ... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: President Joe Biden talks to the media as he leaves a House Democratic caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on October 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden called the meeting in order to push through an impasse with his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
October 1, 2021

President Biden met with House Democrats on Friday afternoon, a meeting from which progressives emerged claiming vindication. The “two-track” strategy — both bills pass, or neither do — was apparently back on track.

Biden, however, warned members that the price of the reconciliation bill would likely have to come down.

Now negotiations resume. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has finally offered an actual counterproposal, announcing Thursday that his top line for the expansive social benefits and climate package was $1.5 trillion.

Follow our live coverage below:

More Less

President Biden met with House Democrats on Friday afternoon, a meeting from which progressives emerged claiming vindication. The “two-track” strategy — both bills pass, or neither do — was apparently back on track.

Biden, however, warned members that the price of the reconciliation bill would likely have to come down.

Now negotiations resume. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has finally offered an actual counterproposal, announcing Thursday that his top line for the expansive social benefits and climate package was $1.5 trillion.

Follow our live coverage below:

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriter:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: