Democratic leaders are on track to bring both President Biden’s social spending bill and the bipartisan infrastructure bill up for votes on Friday following weeks of intense negotiations with progressive and moderate holdouts.
The House Rules Committee is slated to meet throughout the night to finalize the text of Biden’s spending bill, dubbed the “Build Back Better Act.” The legislation is expected to outline roughly $1.75 trillion in spending over a 10-year period.
When the bill is finalized, the House will debate and vote on the “rule” for the spending bill and then vote on whether to pass the bill itself. House lawmakers will also vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which is focused on physical projects. The House already debated the infrastructure bill, likely fast-tracking a final vote.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., informed lawmakers of the expected timeline on Thursday night.
“The House will convene at 8:00 a.m. for legislative business tomorrow and will take votes on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act,” Hoyer said.
The votes will take place after tense infighting among Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate…Read more>>