House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi set a new date for the House to pass a major building bill after a week of negotiations that abandoned Joe Biden’s social and community plan and reformed the system in another limbo.
In a letter to House Democrats on Saturday, Pelosi said the House would have on Sunday 31 October to fund $ 1tn bipartisan for buildings, which presented to the Senate in August.
Democrat leaders in the House have refused to vote on a bill for a party building, despite pressure from some of their moderate allies, as an increase in negotiations on a separate bill that has more money on many of Biden’s promises, including increasing child custody and action on climate change. .
“More time was needed to achieve our goal of overcoming all debt, which we will do,” Pelosi said in a letter.
Biden and leading Democrats have proposed a $ 3.5tn reform plan, but centristocrats have refused to agree to the price. Sénata Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a senior communications officer, recommended a $ 1.5tn package, cut from Biden’s original plan.
Refusing to agree on a lower price, the Democrats announced on Friday that they would suspend the vote on the real estate budget bill until an agreement is reached on a reform plan.
“We have done all this to ensure that we vote for the whole country that we will bring to the fore. It is not a crazy thing to leave, “Pramila Jayapal, chairman of the Congress Progressive Caucus and House of Representatives, told the Seattle Times on Friday.
Centrist House Democrats have expressed outrage at the delay in voting on the building bill, with Josh Gottheimer, the centrist’s leader in the House, slamming Pelosi and continuing Democrats by suspending the vote on the building bill.
“We cannot let the small group on the left… destroy the president’s plan by stopping the creation of two million jobs a year,” Gottheimer said in a statement.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday morning before boarding a flight to his home in Delaware, where he stays for a week, Biden said he would “work like hell” in selling his plan to the American people next month, educating Americans on what he thinks of the plan.
“I will try to sell what I think the American people will buy,” he told reporters. “I believe that if the American people know what is in it, we will do it.”
Reflecting on the tensions between the progressives and the middle class in his party, Biden said: “Everyone is upset. Part of being in government is frustration.”
On a rare visit to Congress, Biden told House Democrats in a secret meeting on Friday that he was determined to pass all bills, even though it would mean his government’s low cost of amending the bill. Biden reportedly said the top line could be between $ 1.9tn and $ 2.3tn.
“Even a small bill can make planting records – a planting history in childcare, sun protection, clean energy,” Biden told House Democrats, according to an observer.
In addition to negotiating a reform law, Democrats in Congress are trying to find a way to raise the debt to prevent the first US failure in history. Republicans have indicated they will not vote in support of the debt increase.
On Saturday, Biden told reporters that he hoped Republicans would not be “indifferent to the refusal to raise money”.
“It simply came to our notice then. It’s never been done before. And so I hope that doesn’t happen, ”he said.