• Democrats are already floating another social spending bill to 'put Republicans on the spot' on popular benefit expansions before the 2022 midterms

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
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    Some Democrats are open to another reconciliation bill early next year as the current one is being trimmed.
    "There is certainly a willingness to pursue that idea if it makes sense at the time," House Budget Chair John Yarmuth told Insider.
    Another party-line spending bill could be tough to achieve in 2022 given policy tends to take a backseat to midterm campaigning.
    If Democrats can't cram all of Biden's social spending promises into the reconciliation bill this year, they may try again next year. Congressional Democrats are...
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  • Free community college, child tax credits, and affordable housing are among safety net measures on the chopping block as Democrats struggle to find middle ground with centrist holdouts

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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    Democrats are grappling with the likelihood of harsh cuts in their safety net bill.
    "It'll definitely be painful. And I don't know how that's going to shake out," Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia said in an interview.
    Some top Democrats are already floating another reconciliation bill next year to pick up what gets cut.
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California made it crystal clear on Tuesday: You can't always get what you want - and it's time for Democrats to make some tough decisions as negotiations...
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