Schumer Starts To Move Infrastructure Bill By Reconciliation
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.
Today, I’m convening a meeting with Senate Budget Committee Democrats.
We will begin the important work of producing a Budget Resolution.
One subject that’s not up for debate: We must, and we will, take big bold measures to fight the climate crisis.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 16, 2021
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.
After decades of neglect, our infrastructure is crumbling – and American families and workers are paying the price. Join us on an infrastructure road trip this week and meet just some of the rural Americans whose lives would be changed by the American Jobs Plan. pic.twitter.com/siUwu8xjG4
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 14, 2021