House passes $1.2T infrastructure bill that will be sent to Biden's desk

 Largely IGNORING THE CASE AFTER PUSHING STORIES, THE OTHER WAY. WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH AN ABSOLUTELY UNFORGETTABLE FRIDAY ON CAPITAL-TOLKIEN, A CAPITOL HILL AS A DEAL, IS FINALLY REACHED, CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT.


What DAY. GOOD EVENING KEVIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TONIGHT HAS AWARDED PRESIDENT BIDEN A MAJOR COMPONENT OF HIS ECONOMIC AGENDA ON A BIPARTISAN VOTE. The HOUSE APPROVED A $ 1.5 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE BILL 228 TO 206. . 13.


Republicans VOTED YES, YES, SIX DEMOCRATS VOTED NO. . This CAME AFTER THE PRESIDENT WORKED THE PHONES ALL DAY.


He ALSO CALLED into A MEETING OF PROGRESSIVE MEMBERS. . There WAS A TRUCE BETWEEN LIBERAL AND MODERATE DEMOCRATS WHO HELD UP THE BILL THROUGHOUT THE DAY.


We NEED TO GET BOTH BILLS DONE. We We’Ve ALWAYS SAID WE NEED TO GET BOTH BILLS DONE, AND TONIGHT WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT THAT WILL GET BOTH BILLS DONE.


WE’RE GONNA TRUST EACH OTHER BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS TOGETHER ON THIS. . We ARE UNITED, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO GET BOTH BILLS.


Done. WE’VE ALSO REACHED AN AGREEMENT FOR TONIGHT. Move FORWARD ON COMMON SENSE, BUILD BACK BETTER RECONCILIATION BILL.


Fiscal ANALYSIS IS CONSISTENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE FINANCIAL NUMBERS WE RECEIVED LAST NIGHT.  HERE’S THE AGREEMENT. MODERATE PLEDGE TO SUPPORT THE SPENDING PLAN.


So LONG AS THE HOUSE CONSIDERED LIBERALS RAGE AD-ED AT HOW DEMOCRATIC LEADERS TRIED TO FORCE THE ISSUE.. Well, THE WHOLE DEAL WAS A CLUSTER RIGHT BEYOND THAT.


I WAS JUST UP THERE WHEN GOING THROUGH ALL THIS A LITTLE WHILE AGO, AN HOUR OR SO I THOUGHT EVERYONE WAS WORKING IN A VERY CONGENIAL WAY.  OTHER LIBERALS TOOK OUT THEIR FRUSTRATIONS ON MODERATES..


Look. We BEGAN TODAY WITH WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS AN UNDERSTANDING READY TO CAST OUR VOTES AND A VERY SMALL COHORT OF OUR COLLEAGUES MOVED THE GOAL POSTS SO WE’RE TRYING TO PUT THE TOOTHPASTE BACK IN THE TUBE AT THIS POINT. 


The SOCIAL SPENDING BILL IS FAR FROM FINISHED HOUSE MAJORITY. Leader SAYS IT WON’T BE UP UNTIL LATER. This MONTH.


MODERATE STILL WANT A PRICE TAG. Regardless O THE SENATE WILL CHANGE THE HOUSE PLAN AND EVENTUALLY, PERHAPS IN DECEMBER, THE HOUSE MUST EAT WHATEVER CHANGES. The SENATE MAKES.


KEVIN. Let ME ASK YOU ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE CHAD, ACCORDING TO SOME REPORTING OUT THERE, THIS COULD BE MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE.


I’M JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THE CBO ANALYSIS. How LONG MIGHT THAT TAKE BEFORE WE GET SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO CHEW OVER? We’Re THINKING ABOUT A WEEK WEEK AND A HALF. THAT’S WHY THE MODERATES WANTED TO HOLD OFF ON THIS VOTE BECAUSE THEY WANTED A FINAL EVALUATION.


. They HAD SOME SCORES FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TAXATION JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION HERE ON CAPITOL CAPITOL HILL AND TREASURY. , KEEP IN MIND IN THE SENATE.


They HAVE STRICT BUDGET RULES. That HAS TO BE WHAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE BUDGET NEUTRAL, AND YOU HAVE JILL MANCHEN AND THERE MIGHT BE SOME EXPENSIVE THINGS IN THIS BILL FROM THE HOUSE THAT THEY TAKE OUT TO MEET THOSE BUDGET RULES IN THE SENATE AND THEN KICK IT BACK TO THE HOUSE.


When YOU LOSE SOME VOTES IN THE HOUSE, REMEMBER NANCY PELOSI ONLY HAS THREE VOTES TO PLAY. With.


If YOU HAVE MUCH ATTRITION THERE THAT MIGHT NOT PASS IN THE HOUSE. , YOU COULD HAVE SOMETHING THAT COULD GET THROUGH THE SENATE, BUT NOT THROUGH THE MORE LIBERAL HOUSE. Kevin.

 RAPID FIRE REALLY QUICK. A COUPLE MORE. I WANT TO THROW YOUR WAY.


DID THE PROGRESSIVES BLINK TONIGHT,   BOTH SIDES BLINKED A LITTLE BIT HERE, FRANKLY. THE FACT THAT THE PROGRESSIVES HAVE ALWAYS WANTED THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL AND THE SOCIAL SPENDING BILL PACKAGED TOGETHER. That DID NOT HAPPEN, TONIGHT.


. Let ME ASK YOU: WHY DID 13 REPUBLICANS SIGN-ON ON THIS? Well, REMEMBER THESE ARE MODERATE REPUBLICANS. A LOT OF THEM ARE FROM SOMEWHAT SWING-ISH DISTRICTS.


. Those ARE SOME OF THE REPUBLICANS THERE. OTHERS.


You KNOW WHO is SWAY A LITTLE BIT TOWARD THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ANTHONY GONZALEZ, A REPUBLICAN FROM OHIO, THOSE THEY SOME OF THE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED AND DON’T GOT. There WAS A BIG VOTE BY REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE WHO SIGNED ON TO THIS, INCLUDING THE SENATE MINORITY LEAD LEADER, MITCH, MCCONNELL.

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