(RepublicanNews.org) – Last week, multiple Democratic sources told POLITICO that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plans to present the so-called bipartisan infrastructure deal for consideration in the Senate as early as July 19. Schumer wants to make sure the bill passes before the Senate’s August recess.
Unfortunately for Schumer, a few problems have arisen since the White House negotiated the agreement with Republicans. For one thing, Democrats appear to have negotiated in bad faith and now indicate they want to pass a second infrastructure bill that covers funding for programs not normally associated with traditional infrastructure, like daycare services and health insurance.
The White House’s long sought-after bipartisan infrastructure deal could hit the Senate floor as early as the week of July 19 https://t.co/sbqCLaZsxg
— POLITICO (@politico) July 7, 2021
Additionally, on July 6, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told supporters that “the era of bipartisanship… is over” and vowed to put up a fight to block the infrastructure bill. Three days later, former President Donald Trump urged “RINO Republicans” to “stop negotiating the infrastructure deal” with Democrats.
“You are just being played,” Trump warned.
Joe Biden promised to be a president for all Americans and reach across the aisle to work with Congressional Republicans while he campaigned. However, once he took the oath of office, all those promises quickly echoed off into the distance as Biden and his Senate accomplices started pushing their Leftist agenda.
At this point, it appears the bipartisan infrastructure bill will fail if it reaches the Senate floor. Thus, the operative question is whether or not Democrats intend to attempt to use reconciliation to force through a one-sided infrastructure bill.
It remains unclear whether Senate Democrats have the votes to accomplish that aim, but the possibility cannot be ignored. We will keep you posted as events unfold.
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