Biden Agenda on Life Support: Democrats Can’t Get Infrastructure Bills past Manchin and Sinema

Congressional Democrats and President Biden remain at an impasse over their spending agenda. A previously scheduled vote Monday on the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework” was further delayed.


Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed a vote on part of Biden’s infrastructure spending plan after “centrist” senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema would not “agree to a public framework”.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




  • The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board castigated Democratic leadership for attempting to “roll” Manchin into accepting the larger $3.5 trillion amount despite “sending signals for months that his support has limits.”
  • Breitbart delighted in the delayed vote, quoting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as calling the Democratic leadership’s “negotiating a multi-trillion dollar bill a few minutes before a major vote” as “absurd.”
  • Newsmax interviewed GOP Rep Jim Jordan who said Speaker Pelosi “misled” her party and that there’s “nothing good in either bill.”

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© Dallas Gerber, 2021