Authorization

Kyrsten Sinema is reportedly threatening to hold Biden's agenda hostage. She wants to pass the bipartisan roads-and-bridges bill now.

Kyrsten Sinema is reportedly threatening to hold Biden's agenda hostage. She wants to pass the bipartisan roads-and-bridges bill now.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images




Sinema won't back a larger Democratic spending bill until the House passes the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Reuters reported.




The Arizona Democrat's opposition would effectively stall the party-line bill.




Progressives are assailing Sinema for refusing to lay out what she seeks in the safety net bill.


Arizona Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is threatening to torpedo Biden's agenda, telling a group of fellow moderate Democrats in the House of Representatives that she will not support a multitrillion-dollar reconciliation package until Congress passes the $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill first, Reuters reported Thursday. Reuters cited a source briefed on the meeting in its report about the request by Sinema, a key moderate whose resistance to the reconciliation deal has stalled Biden's signature legislation. Sinema wields power to prevent legislation from moving forward in the split 50-50 Senate, given Democrats are using a process known as reconciliation to muscle the bill through relying on their thin majorities. It allows the bill to approve with only a simple majority vote, bypassing united Republican opposition and the usual 60-vote threshold in the Senate. But Senate Democrats must stick together for the plan to clear the upper chamber.The $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package is a staple of President Joe Biden's agenda, packed with priorities such as affordable childcare, an expansion of Medicaid and Medicare, and expanded child tax credits. But moderates Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin are holding out on the bill as a separate bipartisan infrastructure package is discussed in the House.
See also:
Leave a comment
News
  • Latest
  • Read
  • Commented
Calendar Content
«    Октябрь 2021    »
ПнВтСрЧтПтСбВс
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031