On Sunday, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said that the most recent version of the social spending and climate bill is “dead” after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced last month that he opposed the package, but the core provisions of the bill will most likely pass in the Senate.
The Bill is Dead but it will most Likely Pass
Margaret Brennan a pressed by moderator on CBS’s “Face the Nation” said that the massive spending bill is dead because it was a lack of votes within the Democratic. However, Kaine expressed his hopes that even though the spending bill is dead but the most recent version of it will most likely approve because the enhanced bill is for the education and workforce such as reducing the childcare and education costs, worker training, and workforce support in areas like health care.
Kaine is very optimistic that the Senate will support the version of the bill that would help relieve inflation concerns, especially on Wednesday, when after the Labor Department said that the consumer prices have risen by 7 % in the year ending in December, the biggest amount since 1982.
$2 Trillion Build Back Better Act
Democrats’ hopes of passing the Build Back Better Act containing a $2 trillion social spending and climate bill, were fading Democrats’ hopes of passing their roughly $2 trillion social spending and climate bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, were fading after Manchin announced in December that he would not vote for the legislation together with Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who also expressed her opposition to the bill.
Cecilia Rouse, a chief White House economist announced that the President is currently focused on getting the critical parts of the bill to pass. Afterward, members of the party started looking for ways to compromise with the West Virginia Democrat and cobble together provisions that he could support. The Senate Democratic caucus wants to pass the bill through budget reconciliation, which means it must be supported by all 50 members of the Senate. In addition, later in the interview on Sunday, Kaine reiterated the importance of passing some form of the spending package.
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