News Biden Plan Still Faces Senate Hurdles Even After Procedural Win

by Christopher Smith

“I think what we’re focused on is ensuring that we have a process that works for all of the Members and for the American people,” Psaki said. “It’s a very important process and it needs to be done in a way that’s fair and equitable for everyone, but we are continuing to talk with them about the process.” The White House hasn’t yet decided whether it will use reconciliation or another legislative vehicle, such as an omnibus spending bill, in its next push. Republicans used an omnibus bill last year to pass their tax right. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she has discussed using reconciliation with the White House but hasn’t heard much from the administration about what it wants. She said she wants to hear more details before deciding whether she would support using reconciliation again. “I don’t know what they would want us to do,” Pelosi said Tuesday at her weekly news conference. “I don’t know if they want us to do it again or if they want us to do something else.” She added: “What I’ve been told is that they’re going aleader with their plan and they’ll tell us when they’ve got a plan.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he has talked with the White House about using reconciliation and he supports it because he thinks it will lead to bipartisan legislation – as long as Republicans don’t filibuster any of Biden’s bills. “We have always been clear: We support passing legislation through regular order,” Schumer said at his weekly press conference Tuesday morning. “The only way you get bipartisan legislation is by making sure there are no Republican filibusters.”

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