Multiple sources claim that House Democratic leaders are hopeful of having a final vote on Tuesday’s President Joe Biden’s “Build back Better” bill and bipartisan infrastructure measure.
According to NBC News, lawmakers are hoping to complete the revision of the $1.75 trillion spending bill Sunday in time to submit it to the House Rules Committee for a Monday vote. So, the House can hold final votes Tuesday.
The safety net package is being reviewed in order to gain the support of nearly all House Democrats as well as all 50 Democrats in the Senate. This includes holdouts Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Kyrsten Silena (D-Ariz.). Their opposition has led to deep cuts in the package originally priced at $3.5 trillion.
I-Vt. Senator Bernie Sanders might be another holdout as he believes that the cuts made to the budget have removed key agenda items.
According to a Democrat aide, the House progressives who fought for the passage of the spending bill prior to approving the infrastructure bill are in agreement with Tuesday’s vote plans.
According to an aide to Suzan DelBene (D-Wash), the moderate New Democrat Coalition supports both bills being passed as quickly as possible.
“We’ve talked about both these bills long enough,” the aide said. “It’s time to get them done. People are tired of the politics. It’s time to deliver and show why we deserve the majority.”