The Day Of Reckoning Over BIF And Reconciliation Is Upon Us

September 30, 2021
UNITED STATES - MARCH 10: From left, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrive for a bill enrollment ceremony for... UNITED STATES - MARCH 10: From left, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrive for a bill enrollment ceremony for the American Rescue Plan Act on the West Front of the Capitol after the House passed the $1.9 trillion covid-19 relief package on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 30, 2021

Strap in, folks. We’re in for a bumpy ride.

The House is scheduled to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill today amid protests from progressive Democrats who are furious over the de-coupling of the legislation from the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. The progressives have sworn to shoot down BIF if it gets put to a vote today without reconciliation–and an agreement with moderates over reconciliation doesn’t seem to be close at hand.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters yesterday evening that the “plan” is still to hold the vote today, but she’s taking it “one hour at a time” after House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said he wasn’t sure if BIF had the votes needed to pass yet.

The good news is at least Congress is on track to pass a government funding bill today and avoid the shutdown that would’ve begun at midnight tonight.

Follow our coverage live:

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Strap in, folks. We’re in for a bumpy ride.

The House is scheduled to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill today amid protests from progressive Democrats who are furious over the de-coupling of the legislation from the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. The progressives have sworn to shoot down BIF if it gets put to a vote today without reconciliation–and an agreement with moderates over reconciliation doesn’t seem to be close at hand.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters yesterday evening that the “plan” is still to hold the vote today, but she’s taking it “one hour at a time” after House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said he wasn’t sure if BIF had the votes needed to pass yet.

The good news is at least Congress is on track to pass a government funding bill today and avoid the shutdown that would’ve begun at midnight tonight.

Follow our coverage live:

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