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Senate Democrats Increasingly Skeptical About Joe
Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 6/14/2021 1:01:22 AM

President Joe Biden faces continuing resistance from Senate Democrats over his infrastructure, despite only needing 50 Senate Democrats to pass his gargantuan legislation. Biden faces two options to pass an infrastructure bill by either passing a more moderate version with a bipartisan group of Senate Republicans and Democrats that could survive the 60-vote filibuster, or he could pass the legislation with only 50 votes using budgetary reconciliation. If Biden fails to gain the support of ten Senate Republicans to pass the bill through the Senate, he will have to use reconciliation, although many Senate Democrats have balked at his mammoth proposal for its high price tag

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BRDG 6/14/2021 1:05:24 AM (No. 815033)
It's pure Marxism, NOT in disguise.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/14/2021 1:08:27 AM (No. 815034)
I think Manchin has already warned against trying to use reconciliation for this boondoggle, so chances are that approach won't work. Also, it is important to note that Democraps DO NOT CONTROL the Senate. They are 50-50 and much power share everything - committee assignments, what legislation comes to the floor, etc. Unless Turtle and Schumer both agree to bring this up to the floor under reconciliation, it never gets to the point that Kamal Toe can break a tie. You have the normal Romney / Murkowski / Collins cabal running around behind everyone's back trying to make a deal on this, but that will absolutely take 60 votes, and it isn't clear they even have 50 at this point. If they did and could, they would have already rammed this crapfest through. They don't. I expect they have 52-54 votes total, and reconciliation is something that Turtle is not going to allow. That might even get shot down by the Senate Parliamentarian, who has already shot down much of Xiden's plans to use reconciliation to get what he wants.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 6/14/2021 1:37:26 AM (No. 815044)
It is NOT infrastructure, it is pure garbage.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/14/2021 1:49:45 AM (No. 815048)
Ya think, guys?! At the least, call it "infrastructure".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mifla 6/14/2021 5:44:02 AM (No. 815076)
It is as much about infrastructure as the previous bill was about COVID relief.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: NamVet70 6/14/2021 9:00:17 AM (No. 815207)
If they can't get Romney, Collins and Murkowski to go along with it, then it really stinks.
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