White House officials on Monday sought to stay the course to get an infrastructure bill and a broader economic and social spending bill to President BidenJoe Biden White House reveals strategy for net zero goal by 2050 Southwest investigation report Pilot said ‘Let’s Brandon’ in flight House Rules Committee will not meet Monday on reconciliation package MOREdesk after the senator. Joe manchinJoe Manchin White House Unveils Strategy for 2050 Net Zero Goal Biden Triggers High-Risk Fight Over Spending Framework Buttigieg Twins Dress Up as ‘Twin Infrastructure’ for Halloween MORE (DW.Va.) threatened to change plans to hold a vote this week.
While Biden is in Europe meeting with world leaders at a conference on climate change, the West Virginia Democrat accused House progressives of holding the Senate-approved bipartisan infrastructure bill “hostage” and warned that the tactics won’t force you to commit to the $ 1.75 separately. billions of expenses before it’s ready.
His comments could disrupt the White House’s momentum for a vote on both measures in the House as soon as possible. House Democrats had indicated that it was possible to vote on both bills earlier this week, but since progressives seek a compromise on the social spending bill before voting on infrastructure, Manchin’s comments may upset. those plans.
White House officials on Monday sought to project calm, arguing that Manchin’s concerns would be addressed by the framework established last week.
“Senator Manchin says he is prepared to support a Build Back Better plan that fights inflation, is fiscally responsible and will create jobs. The plan the House is finalizing meets those tests: it is fully paid, it will reduce the deficit and create jobs. reduce the costs of health care, child care, elderly care and housing, “said the White House press secretary Jen psakiJen Psaki Psaki from White House Tests Positive for COVID-19 Should we surrender to China now to end this? First aid unions resist COVID-19 mandates for frontline workers MORE it said in a statement. “Experts agree: 17 Nobel Prize-winning economists have said it will reduce inflation. As a result, we remain confident that the plan will win the support of Senator Manchin.”
White House Chief of Staff Ron KlainRon KlainBiden to Meet House Democrats Ahead of Europe Trip: Overnight Energy & Environment Report – Presented by American Clean Power – Democrats See Way to Negotiate Climate Provisions White House Plans for 0B for Climate on the Democratic spending bill MORE retweeted an NBC reporter who suggested the reconciliation bill addresses all of Manchin’s requirements to avoid increasing debt, curbing inflation and boosting the economy.
Klain also retweeted Sen. Brian honeyBrian Emanuel Schatz Climate advocates set their sights on Wall Street To sustain humanity, COP26 must lead both climate and biodiversity Democrats fight to sell Biden plan amid dispute MORE (D-Hawaii), who wrote that nothing Manchin said was new.
“The tone alarmed people, but nothing has changed substantially,” Schatz tweeted.
Anyway, we need a CBO score to process the bill through the MP on the Senate side. Nothing that was said was exactly new. The tone alarmed people, but nothing has changed substantially.
– Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) November 1, 2021
“There’s only one way to keep moving forward: Go ahead. Let’s do this!” White House Director of Political Strategy and Outreach Emmy Ruiz tweeted.
Manchin called a press conference on Monday while Biden was in Scotland for a climate summit. He told reporters that the House should immediately take over the Senate-approved bipartisan infrastructure bill and make clear that it is not yet ready to support a separate climate and social spending bill.
“The political games have to end,” Manchin said. “Holding this bill hostage is not going to work to get my support for the reconciliation bill.”
Manchin has been a requested vote in the Senate for the $ 1.75 trillion reconciliation framework, which includes funds for climate programs, efforts to expand access to health care, credits for child care and educational programs.
Leaving a news conference in Rome on Sunday, Biden appeared to give a thumbs up when asked if he had gotten the votes of Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten CinemaKyrsten SinemaBiden sparks high-level dispute over spending framework Officials and lawmakers express optimism that infrastructure and voting spending is close to Buttigieg in passing spending packages: ‘We are the closest we’ve ever been’ MORE (D-Ariz.), Who have publicly denied their support for the reconciliation package.
But the White House was quick to clarify that Biden was signaling that he was confident the bill would pass, not anything about the two senators.
With Biden in Europe, White House officials spent the weekend communicating with lawmakers to push the case to pass both bills as soon as possible. Officials in particular highlighted how the bills would help provide clean water to millions of Americans, connect dozens of families to reliable Internet, and reduce the cost of child care for millions of families.