“If any member of Congress is not concerned that this could fall apart, they need treatment”Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.
Internal Democratic discord has wounded President Joe Biden’s massive social spending plan, raising the prospect that the package could stall out, shrink dramatically — or even fail altogether, says Politico.
The Senate parliamentarian just ruled that Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs to rush the path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become citizens. (However, in an extreme move, Vice President Harris — as Senate presiding officer — can technically just dismiss the Senate Parliamentarian opinion on immigration and keep it included. Already Rep. Omar has called on Schumer, and the White House to ‘ignore’ the Senate parliamentarian on the path to citizenship issue.) House members may also dump the prescription drugs overhaul the party has run on for years. And a fight continues to brew over Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) push to expand Medicare.
“Moderate” Senate Democrats Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) continue to be a major headache for party leadership’s $3.5 trillion target.
The peanut gallery is incensed! Joy Reid uses the opportunity to expose her bottomless ignorance. A quick Duck Duck Go search would have told her that Senators have six-year terms and it’s not these guys’ turn!
Joy Reid hosts a news show and she doesn't realize that Manchin and Sinema aren't up for re-election during the midterms. https://t.co/1Hzi34Smui— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) September 20, 2021