Progressive Caucus gives new deadline for Build Back Better bill
BUILD BACK BETTER IS BACK… BUT NOW IT’S LIKELY ‘BUILD BACK SMALLER.’
THE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SAID THEY WANT THIS DONE BY MARCH 1…
THE SAME DAY Biden will give his first State of the Union address
THE COMMITTEE CHAIR.. PRAMILA JAYAPAL.. SAYS SHE SPOKE TO
SENATOR JOE MANCHIN… WHO KILLED THE ORIGINAL BILL… ABOUT WHAT HE WANTS TO SEE.
INCLUDED… $550 billion on climate change, universal pre-K, eldercare, child care, lowering prescription drug costs and housing provisions.
NOT INCLUDED.. CHILD TAX CREDITS.
SO SOUNDS EASY PEASY.. AND KIND OF WHAT BIDEN PREDICTED IN HIS RECENT NEWS CONFERENCE.
TAKE SOT- Joe BIDEN
<<“It’s clear to me that we’re going to have to probably break it up/ I think it’s clear that we would be able to get the $500-plus billion for energy and the environment issues that are there.”>>
Annie Andersen: BUT HERE’S WHERE THINGS GET OFF-TRACK.
MANCHIN… FROM THE GET GO HE SAID HE WANTS TO HAVE THE PROGRAMS PAID FOR BEFORE HE VOTES FOR BBB…
AND THE previous HOUSE BILL DIDN’T PASS HIS TEST.
TAKE SOT-Sen. Joe MANCHIN
<<”I will not support a bill that is this consequential without thoroughly understanding the impact it will have on our national debt, our economy and the American people.”>>
Annie Andersen: ACCORDING TO POLITICO… MANCHIN ISN’T BACK AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE.
AND ANOTHER HICCUP.. THAT MARCH 1 DATE..
TWO WEEKS AGO SPEAKER PELOSI TOLD REPORTERS SHE’S DONE WITH DEADLINES WHEN IT COMES TO BBB.
STRAIGHT FROM DC I’M AA