Top Democrats won’t waste any time advancing a massive social welfare spending package when they reconvene this month.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats in a visual conference call on Friday that she hopes to begin consideration of a $3.5 trillion social welfare spending package as soon as Sept. 20, the day lawmakers return from their summer recess.
The California Democrat outlined the ambitious schedule as the House Ways and Means Committee worked to advance part of the measure over the objections of at least one party centrist who argued the process is moving too quickly for careful consideration.
Democrats are also working to overcome internal differences over the cost of the bill as well as how to pay for it.
But Pelosi urged the lawmakers to see the advantages of quickly passing the legislation, a source with knowledge of her comments during the