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House Budget Committee votes to pass $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill

10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, September 25 2021 Sep 25, 2021 September 25, 2021 4:19 PM September 25, 2021 in News
Source: CNN

The House Budget Committee voted Saturday to pass the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill out of committee and send it to the House floor.

The $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, recognized as the centerpiece of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda, is a ten-year spending plan designed to address the nation's education, health care, and childcare support, needs.

The package also aims to tackle problems related to the climate crisis and infrastructure.

Saturday's vote was 20 to 17 with Democratic Rep Scott Peters joining Republicans to vote against the bill, CNN reports.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reemphasized Saturday that she wants to bring the massive economic package as well as the separate, bipartisan, roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill to the House floor next week. That bill includes funding for roads and bridges, money for transit and rail, a broadband upgrade and an upgrade for airports, ports and waterways --

The bipartisan infrastructure bill is scheduled for a vote Monday and the broader economic package has yet to be finalized.

Progressives have said they won't vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill without the broader economic package.

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