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Progressives May Sink Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Reconciliation Deal

As lawmakers return to Washington, D.C., following a two-week recess, we converse with Democratic Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about efforts to cross main infrastructure funding that might tackle youngster care, local weather change, training and poverty.

President Joe Biden has already struck a $1 trillion infrastructure settlement with a centrist group of lawmakers targeting roads, bridges and highways, however a combat is brewing over a bigger package deal that Democrats wish to cross within the Senate utilizing the funds reconciliation course of, which might cross with simply 50 votes and keep away from a filibuster.

“The Progressive Caucus is rather united in the fact that we will not support bipartisan legislation without a reconciliation bill, and one that takes bold and large action on climate, drawing down carbon emissions, but also job creation and increasing equity and resilience for impacted communities, particularly frontline communities,” says Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York’s 14th Congressional District.

“That’s where we’ve drawn a strong line.”

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