House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that she expects the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan to pass this week, but that voting on the bill may be delayed from its initial Monday deadline.
Last month, the Senate passed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill with overwhelming bipartisan support, completing a key component of President Biden’s plan by rebuilding the nation’s crummy roads and bridges and funding new climate programs.
On ABC’s “This Week,” Pelosi stated, “Let me just say that we’re going to pass the bill this week. I’m never bringing a bill to the floor that doesn’t have the votes. You cannot choose the date. You have to go when you have the votes in a reasonable time, and we will.”
In a letter to her caucus members, Pelosi indicated that she would start a discussion on the Senate-approved infrastructure bill on Monday and put it to a vote on Thursday. She also stated that she is attempting to get an agreement on President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plan.
Congress’s to-do list also includes avoiding a federal government shutdown at the end of the month, as well as a potential default on US government debts in the weeks ahead. In addition, the Senate is scheduled to vote this week on a bill that contains a debt ceiling suspension that the House passed.
Hopefully, the government will avoid the shutdown. What do you think will happen?
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