The U.S. Congress passed a law Thursday warning of a government shutdown, but President Joe Biden’s agenda is yet another test as the House prepares to vote on a ٹ 1 trillion infrastructure bill.
Some progressives. Democrat. Vowed to vote against a bill to invest in the country’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure, angry that Democrats are still pushing for a multi-trillion-dollar fellowship to fund social services and tackle climate change. No agreement reached.
The House approved funding the government by 254-175 votes by December 3, just hours after the Senate passed 65-35. It will go now. Biden To sign before midnight funding ends.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has confirmed that the House will also vote on the infrastructure bill on Thursday, despite recent feuds between moderate and progressive Democrats.
When reporters asked No. 2 House Democrat Stanley Hoyer if he believed the bill would pass in Thursday’s vote, he had a literal answer: “No.”
Failure to pass the measure would be a major blow to Biden. The infrastructure law has already been passed by the Senate. Republican And democratic support but it could be a stalemate between democratic moderates and progressives on a larger bill that would strengthen social services and tackle climate change.
Lawmakers on the party’s left have said they will not vote on the infrastructure bill unless they believe their priorities will be reflected in the social spending bill.
Senator Joe Manchin, with the power to block a major democratic moderate legislation. SenateThe bill should not cost more than 1.5 1.5 trillion – much less than the 3.5 3.5 trillion Biden issued, he said Thursday.
Pelosi, who earlier this week promised a moderate vote on the ڈالر 1 trillion small infrastructure bill, told a news conference that the party was in a good position. But he declined to predict whether the move would take place on Thursday.
With an overwhelming majority in Congress, Democrats could lose many votes if they want to pass their agenda. And he is unlikely to win much support from House Republicans eager to regain a majority in the 2022 midterm elections.
The Stop Gap Expenditure Bill, approved by the Senate, will also provide assistance to communities affected by hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. This includes money to help Afghan refugees.
Manchin’s proposed ٹی 1.5 trillion price tag was intended to encourage progressives, who initially proposed 6 6 trillion in new spending. A group of protesters chanted “Manchin is a traitor” while addressing a rally on Thursday.
He said the bill should also help natural gas producers, who have a large presence in their home state of West Virginia. This will surely anger the environmentalists, who have called for immediate transfer of fossil fuels in the face of the effects of climate change.
Manchin also said lawmakers must first determine what taxes are needed to cover the cost of new expenditures. Disagreements can take weeks to resolve, he said.
Another Democratic moderate, Senator Kirsten Cinema, declined to say whether she agreed with Manchin’s proposal. She has met with Biden several times to discuss the bill.
Debt ceiling risk.
In another high-stakes battle, congressional Democrats and Republicans have been at loggerheads over authorizing the Treasury Department to borrow extra موجودہ 28.4 trillion from the current legal limit. If the US Congress fails to act, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen estimates that a historic default on US debt could occur by October 18.
Republicans want no increase in the debt ceiling, saying it’s a Democrat issue because they control Congress and the White House.
The House passed a bill late Wednesday that suspends the debt limit until December 2022. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate could “vote on it early next week,” but Republicans expect it to be blocked again.
Yellen said Thursday that it would be a “catastrophe” if Congress did not raise the debt limit. Uncertainty is looming in the financial markets, although some believe the nation will eventually default.
The growing debt crisis is troubling Americans on both sides of the political spectrum, according to an Epso national poll conducted for Reuters on Tuesday and Wednesday.
It showed that 65% of adults, including 8 out of 10 Democrats and 5 out of 10 Republicans, are “too” or “somewhat” worried that Congress will fail to reach a debt agreement on time.
The poll also found that if the government shuts down, 30 percent of Republicans in Congress deserve the most blame, while 21 percent in Congress will blame Democrats and 16 percent will blame Biden.