The House gained a new sense of urgency after a rough election night and moved quickly to get infrastructure through.
Pelosi is tired of waiting for the senate
According to the Punchbowl News AM newsletter:
But over the past few weeks, Pelosi has been reminded that the Senate is not only the “world’s largest deliberative body,” but it is the world’s slowest, most torturous, and illogical body. Pelosi has decided in recent days that she can no longer wait for the Senate, and the only way to put pressure on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s senators is to actually submit a bill to them on which they must make a decision. .
And far from discouraging the House’s aggressive legislative pressure, Tuesday’s poor election performance in Virginia and across the country seemed to give the House majority a new impetus to get it done quickly.
The pressure is now on the Democrats of the Senate to get it done
By the end of the weekend, the House will have approved both infrastructure bills. All the pressure will be on the faltering Senate to get it done. The endless negotiations out of touch with reality must stop. Joe Manchin must decide whether or not he will kill Biden’s entire agenda. Everything Manchin said suggests he will not, but he may need the pressure of a forced decision to get him moving.
Speaker Pelosi had enough. Majority leader Schumer needs to do this so that he can move to the right to vote. Without the lag of infrastructure, voting rights could have been the focus of the Senate for the past two months.
Pelosi puts the Democrats of the Senate in the heat because it’s time to deliver Biden’s agenda for the American people.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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