Spending bill vote drags into Friday after top House Republican delivers eight-hour 'filibuster'

Spending bill vote drags into Friday after top House Republican delivers eight-hour 'filibuster'


House Democrats on Friday will vote to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social welfare spending bill, postponing consideration after the top Republican took control of the floor with an eight-hour speech condemning the legislation and the rest of the Democratic agenda.

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California stood up in the well of the House around 8:30 p.m. Thursday to deliver criticism of the Build Back Better plan, which is the centerpiece of Biden’s economic agenda. It would create a broad array of new government programs and green energy policies and would implement new tax hikes.

Republicans unanimously oppose the bill, arguing it is reckless and will hurt the economy with new taxes and massive spending that will further increase

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