House Democrats proposed an infrastructure bill Tuesday night that would likely cost more than the suggested $3.5 trillion price tag.
House Democrats proposed a new reconciliation bill Tuesday night that Senate Democrats and the Joe Biden White House believe would cost more than the proposed $3.5 trillion for the Democrats’ infrastructure bill. This would likely exceed the spending authorized through the Democrats’ budget resolution, which both Democrat-controlled chambers approved recently.
Democrats in Congress’ lower chamber dispute this notion, contending that their new proposal falls in line with the reconciliation instructions.
The proposal follows after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), a pivotal swing vote, said that he might only support a $1 to $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, which could jeopardize Democrats’ gargantuan package. It could also impact Manchin’s bipartisan infrastructure package.