House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is claiming that she has the votes to pass the infrastructure bill this week while blasting Republicans as “irresponsible” for trying to block the legislation.
“We’re going to pass the bill this week,” Pelosi told ABC host George Stephanopoulos. “I’m never bringing a bill to the floor that doesn’t have the votes.”
“Tomorrow, September 27, we will begin debate on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework on the Floor of the House and vote on it on Thursday, September 30, the day on which the surface transportation authorization expires,” she stated in a letter to Democrats Sunday night.
Pelosi asserted that the $1 trillion infrastructure bill will be voted on Thursday and that it will be bipartisan. Then she plans to charge ahead on the massive pork-laden $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill. The speaker admits that it is “self-evident” the total on the bill will be lower than planned in the end and a date has not been set to vote on it.
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A possible government shutdown is looming on September 30 as all this plays out.
Leftist Democrats are linking the two bills together in a do-or-die effort to push both through.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who leads the Congressional Progressive Caucus, was blunt concerning the deal, “A deal’s a deal. We don’t pass the infrastructure bill without passing the Build Back Better Act, investing in child care, climate action, paid leave, housing, health care, education, and a roadmap to citizenship. Let’s get this done and deliver for the people.”
A deal’s a deal. We don’t pass the infrastructure bill without passing the Build Back Better Act, investing in child care, climate action, paid leave, housing, health care, education, and a roadmap to citizenship.
Let’s get this done and deliver for the people.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) September 26, 2021
As our 11 Senate colleagues said this week, there was a deal.
They would vote on the infrastructure bill because the Build Back Better Act would move simultaneously, to guarantee that both bills — the President's entire agenda — pass.
We're holding up our end of that bargain.
— Progressive Caucus (@USProgressives) September 25, 2021
President Biden does not seem as certain as Pelosi that the votes are there to pass the infrastructure bill. When asked by reporters if it will pass, he said it is “going to take the better part of this week.”
Any way the Democrats slice it, this will be a close vote in an evenly split Senate, and passing the two bills together with no Republican support will be almost impossible. Republicans en masse are against Biden’s monstrous “Build Back Better” agenda.
Pelosi excoriated Republicans for not caving and supporting the Biden agenda, saying, “Isn’t that irresponsible beyond words? The full faith and credit in the United States should not be questioned. That’s in the Constitution of the United States.”
“Let’s hope that Republicans will find some level — enough of them — find some level of responsibility to our country to honor what’s in the Constitution that we not question the full faith and credit of the United States of America,” she confusingly stated. “They know full well what the consequences are. They preached it when the former president was in office. And we always cooperated, it’s always been bipartisan. And it should be again.”
John Podesta, the former counselor to Barack Obama, told Politico that the bills and Biden’s agenda could be “disastrous” for Democrats in the 2022 midterms if they don’t pass.
“If you pull out the fact that when Democrats were in control they couldn’t do anything for you, then drawing attention to how wacky the Republicans have become doesn’t mean a lot,” he stated.
There is a lot of opposition to the Democrats’ massive spending spree:
While Democrats force us to vote on their bills riddled with socialism, high taxes, amnesty for illegals, and climate justice lies sprinkled with very few good things, Republicans that vote with Democrats are only helping them achieve their maddening psychotic dreams.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) September 26, 2021
Passing Biden’s Infrastructure and Budget will be essentially the end of America as we know it, and would lead us down a road of dependence on China for all of our needs.
Any Republican that votes with the Dems on either bill will be responsible and on record.
We won’t forget.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) September 25, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he no longer considers the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill as bipartisan — and says he will encourage House GOP to vote against the bill on Monday.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) September 23, 2021
As the Ranking member of the House Budget Committee, I’m calling on ALL Republicans to vote against the SOCIALIST Wish List “Infrastructure” Deal & also FIGHT against this DISASTROUS Spending Bill!
These both will be DEVASTATING to our nation!
— Jason Smith (@JasonSmithMO) September 24, 2021
A vote for the “bipartisan infrastructure bill” is a vote for the $3.5 trillion reckless reconciliation package.
Republicans must oppose both.
— Rep. Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) September 23, 2021
If Drunken Nancy gets her way and the Democrats win next year this Country will end up like Venezuela.
— Bill (@theshadowknow) September 26, 2021
Any Republican who votes for it, their political career is finished.
— JB Shoemaker (@jb_shoemaker) September 27, 2021
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