Sinema won’t back Biden spending bill without $1.2T infrastructure passage

Sinema won’t back Biden spending bill without $1.2T infrastructure passage


Sen. Kyrsten Sinema told moderate House Democrats Thursday that she would not support President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar social spending bill until a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure passes Congress, according to Reuters.

The wire service also reported that Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reassured House of Representatives lawmakers that they would not cave in the face of any artificial deadlines Senate leadership may impose in an effort to force a vote on the social spending package.

The support of Manchin and Sinema is a boost to moderate Democrats who have pushed the House to vote on the infrastructure deal, which the two moderate senators helped negotiate and which the Senate passed in August. The bill has stalled as progressive House

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