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Sun Apr 4, 2021, 05:25 PM

Biden will push through infrastructure plan if no Republican support

Source: Yahoo Finance

Biden will push through infrastructure plan if no Republican support -energy secretary says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden would be willing to push through his $2 trillion infrastructure plan without the support of Republican lawmakers if he cannot reach a bipartisan deal, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Sunday.

Granholm said Biden would prefer that his plan have Republican backing but, if that does not work, he would likely support using a procedural strategy called reconciliation to allow Democrats to pass it in the Senate.

"As he has said, he was sent to the presidency to do a job for America. And if the vast majority of Americans, Democrats and Republicans, across the country support spending on our country and not allowing us to lose the race globally, then he's going to do that," Granholm said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Most Americans currently support the Democratic president's plan, said Granholm, one of several senior Biden administration officials who promoted the proposal on television news shows on Sunday.

Read more: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/biden-economic-adviser-says-job-133351704.html



Will be passed by a second budget reconciliation. Money would be available from October.

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Reply Biden will push through infrastructure plan if no Republican support (Original post)
speak easy Apr 4 OP
msongs Apr 4 #1
CincyDem Apr 4 #2
marble falls Apr 4 #10
CincyDem Apr 4 #13
MichMan Apr 4 #28
hay rick Apr 5 #31
CincyDem Apr 5 #32
hay rick Apr 5 #34
CincyDem Apr 5 #35
speak easy Apr 4 #3
onetexan Apr 4 #27
Qutzupalotl Apr 4 #12
paleotn Apr 4 #18
Tribetime Apr 4 #22
Deminpenn Apr 5 #33
hedda_foil Apr 4 #4
vsrazdem Apr 4 #5
speak easy Apr 4 #7
hedda_foil Apr 4 #9
mucifer Apr 4 #6
speak easy Apr 4 #8
paleotn Apr 4 #19
reACTIONary Apr 4 #24
Mike Nelson Apr 4 #11
PoliticAverse Apr 4 #14
speak easy Apr 4 #15
Joinfortmill Apr 4 #16
PSPS Apr 4 #17
OrlandoDem2 Apr 4 #20
Mazeltov Cocktail Apr 4 #21
TomDaisy Apr 4 #23
multigraincracker Apr 4 #25
Blue Owl Apr 4 #26
Warpy Apr 4 #29
speak easy Apr 5 #30
Bayard Apr 5 #36

Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 05:41 PM

1. manchin says not without repub votes nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 05:43 PM

2. See how Joe M feels when it comes to a vote. n/t

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:28 PM

10. Especialy in job poor, infrastructure deprived WVA? Manchin will come around.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:57 PM

13. He needs to go back and learn some political savvy from ole Bill Byrd.



That guy never let a bill move through the Senate without hanging some WV pork on it....and any bill he hung pork on...he supported. None of this shit like today when a R senator hangs some pork on the bill and then f'ing votes against it !!! But the bill still passes and his state gets the jobs.

It's like I68...no reason for it other than to drive to Morgantown WV from DC. Doesn't matter when ya drive it, it's you and 3 other cars...but at 7mil per mile...Byrd was on it like a dog on a bone. lol

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 11:37 PM

28. Who is Bill Byrd ?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 12:44 AM

31. Robert Byrd.

Former WV Senator.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:38 AM

32. Duh...thank you for the correction.

I kinda thought it didnít sound right but just kept plowing ahead. Lol. Thanks.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #32)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:13 AM

34. Bill, Bob, whatever. I got the B right.

I'm at the age when names don't come to me automatically, but a lot of times I will remember the first letter of the name. Go figure.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #34)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:22 AM

35. 1000% correct....and hell, it coulda been "billy bob" for all I remember sometimes !!! :-) n/t

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 05:48 PM

3. Nope.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 09:08 PM

27. Oh good. At least manchin wont be obstructionist to this very important

Piece of legislation.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:55 PM

12. That was HR1, the voting rights bill.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 07:37 PM

18. Sure about that?

Lots of funding in the bill for WV. Joe is being well taken care of so when it comes to a vote he'll fall in line. If there's anyone in DC who understands realpolitik, it's Joe Biden. That's how we get things done.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 07:43 PM

22. I hope he realizes soon that the Republicans

Will not support anything from the Democrats.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:51 AM

33. McConnell has stated no Rs will vote for the Dem bill

regardless.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:03 PM

4. Has the Senate Parliamentarian weighed in yet on whether Schumer can change reconciliation rules?

I heard that the current rules limit reconciliation bills to one per year but Schumer wants to change the Senate rules to allow a second one for the Infrastructure Bill.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:07 PM

5. I believe they get to do 2 this year, because they did not use the one last year.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:26 PM

9. Thank you!

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:17 PM

6. What about the Voting Rights Bill? Won't we need reconciliation for that, too??

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Response to mucifer (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:20 PM

8. Voting rights can be passed by a one-off exercise of the nuclear option.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 07:40 PM

19. Exactly.

Additional payoff for Joe Machin reaping big $'s for WV in the infrastructure bill.

The way DC use to work, before people got all ideological and the GQP went batshit insane. I do miss the old days.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 08:19 PM

24. Reconciliation is for budgetary bills only. nt

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:38 PM

11. Good...

... just get it done.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:57 PM

14. There's someone that thinks it will have Republican support? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 06:59 PM

15. The are making it clear they will use reconciliation.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 07:10 PM

16. Biden Administration is rocking it.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 07:36 PM

17. "the vast majority of Americans, Democrats and Republicans"

"As he has said, he was sent to the presidency to do a job for America. And if the vast majority of Americans, Democrats and Republicans, across the country support spending on our country and not allowing us to lose the race globally, then he's going to do that," Granholm said on CNN's "State of the Union."


That's precisely the proper message. All of these proposals, and even gun control and SB1, have enormous support by both democratic and republican voters. It's the republicans in congress that are out of step not just with the country at large but even with their own republican constituents whom they purportedly represent.

Egads, now they're even winding up the culture war wurlitzer for, of all things, baseball and coca cola! What kind of strategy is this? "Vote for me! I crushed coca cola! I crushed baseball!! I crushed ther well-paying job you would have had!!111!! I even crushed your right to vote!!!1111!!!"



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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 07:42 PM

20. And then Republicans will claim credit just like with the stimulus!

I hope we preempt that by calling out everyone who votes NO the nanosecond after the bill is passed and keep hammering that home 24/7 through 2022.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 07:43 PM

21. Good...push it.

At least it's not a blackout blind drunken supreme court justice nominee with really old calendars... fuck'em...we may only have the majority for 2 years ...the good work has to happen fast... Moscow Mitch is dying, look at him... he's already trying to rig his replacement process. The time is now.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 08:02 PM

23. MAKE IT SO

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 08:20 PM

25. Tя☭mp is going to have cow, man.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 08:40 PM

26. Suck it, 'pukers

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 11:42 PM

29. There will be no GOP support, I think he already knows that

so he's very wisely firing up the steamroller.

Somebody needs to point out to the billionaires that their private jets aren't going anywhere unless fuel gets to them via tanker truck crossing the bridges that are desperately in need of repair or replacement.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #29)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 12:25 AM

30. He knows.

He has probably also seen the polls saying more people will support it IF it is funded by taxes on the wealthy.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 12:21 PM

36. Rethuglicans will vote against anything that makes Biden look good

As the White House said over the weekend, rethugs, "can't articulate" any good reason for voting against this bill.

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