Pelosi Hopes for Bipartisan Backing on Infrastructure Plan but ‘Ready’ to Resort to ReconciliationEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she hopes some Republicans will back President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan but, if not, Democrats stand ready to resort to the reconciliation process in what would amount to another partisan push-through on a major piece of legislation. Pelosi began her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill by talking about the American Rescue Plan, the $2 trillion pandemic relief package that saw zero Republican backing and which Democrats ended up passing via budget reconciliation, a process that allowed them sidestep the filibuster in the split Senate. “About 160 million Americans have received their checks from this legislation,” she said, adding, “those checks are part of nearly a trillion dollars in the pockets of the American workers.” “We said our purpose in the plan was vaccines in the arm, money in the pocket, children safely in school, workers safely back at work—and that is …Read More

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