Top House Democrats: $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill Likely Will Be SmallerEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Several top House Democrats have conceded they will likely reduce the White House-backed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill after several moderate members of the party expressed opposition to the measure. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, told CNN that the number could be lower. “So it may be $3.5 (trillion), it may be really close to that or maybe closer to something else. So I think that we ought to really focus on the American people to think about what takes to get us in a good place and then let the numbers take care of themselves,” Clyburn said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday. Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), have set Sept. 27 as a deadline to vote on an infrastructure package. But Clyburn said that Congress probably won’t meet the deadline. “The question is, are we going to work to get …Read More

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