McConnell and Graham Ask CBO ‘True Cost’ of Dem Reconciliation BillEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have blasted Democrats’ spending plans and asked for information on the “true cost” of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill in a letter sent to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Since its earliest stages, Republicans across both chambers of Congress have opposed the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, now known as the Build Back Better Act. Democrats have called the bill a “human infrastructure” package, intended to be passed alongside the bipartisan $1.2 trillion hard infrastructure bill. Both bills are part of President Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda. To pass the bill through the Senate, Democrats are using the reconciliation process. This process, which is limited certain forms of spending and revenue bills, can pass through the upper chamber by a simple majority, avoiding the normal 60 vote threshold to end a filibuster. Thus far, no Republicans have come out in favor …Read More

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