Twenty-one Senators, including eleven Republicans, released a joint statement endorsing the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
21 senators, including 11 Republicans, endorse the bipartisan framework — even after Dem leaders said they would hold up passage of the bipartisan deal in the House until the Senate approves the larger reconciliation package pic.twitter.com/Rgjj4PyGRm
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 24, 2021
The Senators were not deterred by the fact that Speaker Pelosi is playing it safe in the House and won’t pass the bipartisan package until after Democrats pass the larger reconciliation bill.
Senate Minority Leader McConnell is under the belief that he can make President Biden’s agenda unpopular by allowing an infrastructure bill to pass while opposing the reconciliation bill, which includes the jobs and human infrastructure components of President Biden’s proposal.
McConnell is hoping that Republicans will benefit in the midterm election by opposing the creation of jobs. The strategy, if one wants to call it that, has never made much sense, but with Biden being popular and Republicans having no agenda, it is all that McConnell has.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill is showing signs of being on track for Senate passage, as the wins keep coming for Joe Biden while Republicans flail around in their failure.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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