On Thursday, the Senate Budget Committee met at the directive of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) to discuss beginning the process for a budget resolution for the 2022 fiscal year by the process of budget reconciliation, which would require no Republican support.

Eleven Democratic members of the subcommittee will convene and begin drawing up plans that meet the party’s fiscal agenda – with the ultimate goal of Democrats pushing through an extensive infrastructure bill. Schumer intends to present another slightly downsized, bipartisan infrastructure package to the Senate. The senator reassures that “both are moving forward” at this point in time.

Schumer hopes to pass the resolution by July, moving President Joe Biden‘s fiscal plans into high gear. The $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan and $1.8 trillion American Families Plan are two of Biden’s crucial pieces of legislation, which can be passed with a simple majority vote if Democrats ultimately use budget reconciliation alone.

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