House Passes Non-Infrastructure Infrastructure Bill, $1.75 Reconciliation Passes Rule

The infrastructure bill, which is only around 10% infrastructure, passed because of squishy Republicans

House passes bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill after progressives drop opposition

House lawmakers passed President Biden’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill late Friday night, securing a key victory for his administration and breaking a weeks-long deadlock between moderates and progressives that threatened to derail the legislation. The vote was 228-206, with 13 GOP lawmakers crossing party lines to join Democrats in voting in favor of the legislation.

The bill, which provides funding for physical infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, water pipes and broadband internet, will now advance to President Biden’s desk for final approval. Senators already voted 69-30 to approve the legislation in August.

“The Squad,” a group of high-profile progressive lawmakers, were the only six Democrats to vote against the bill. The group includes Reps. Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley.

Without those 13, it doesn’t pass, and many Republicans promised payback, mostly in the form of primarying these people. And, because it has already passed the Senate, it now goes to Dementia Joe’s desk for signature.

House Advances $1.75 Trillion Build Back Better Act

The House passed the rule providing for the consideration of the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, President Joe Biden’s signature legislation, late Friday night.

The House passed H. Res. 774, the resolution that provides the rule for the consideration of the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act.

The resolution passed 221-213, featuring all Democrats in favor of the bill and Republicans unanimously against the resolution. (snip)

Leftists and moderates struck an accord late Friday night.

Moderates pledged to vote to pass the Build Back Better Act after they see a Congressional Budget (CBO) score the week of November 15. Subsequently, progressives voted to pass the bipartisan bill Friday night.

And what happens when the CBO score comes back and is awful? Do the moderates continue their support of it? What if the House Parliamentarian rules against it? We know most Democrats will ignore public sentiment and polling, but, what of the moderates in the House who are in close call districts? What of moderate Dems in the Senate up for re-election in 2022? Since it will be several weeks, Republicans can pound it, describing all the taxes it will cost the middle and lower classes, all the rising costs of living. And all the amnesty. And, as Steve Scalise said

“Then you go down the line. There’s more, unfortunately. Let’s look at, we’ll comb through, IRS agents! How many of us have our phones ringing off the hooks with people calling, saying, ‘Please add 87,000 more IRS agents to the rolls’? Not one of us has probably gotten that call. Yet, they put it in the bill. They call this ‘infrastructure.’ They call this ‘equity.’ Whatever they want to call it, it’s an army of IRS agents that are going to come for your bank account.

Anyone calling their Representatives and Senators for this? Scalise ripped through the reconciliation bill, worth a read.

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10 Responses to “House Passes Non-Infrastructure Infrastructure Bill, $1.75 Reconciliation Passes Rule”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    QAnoness Greene (R-Ganymede) and William Teach attack the 13 Republicans for taking part in governance. Greene is queen of the slash-and-burn caucus (most of House GOPhers) who wish to destroy the America of today and rebuild it as a caucasian, christian, conservative nationalist paradise.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    So it’s a “communist” bill but Representatives Jamaal Bowman of New York, Cori Bush of Missouri, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan voted “NO”. Aren’t these the “communists”?

    Far-rightists in the House are now THREATENING the 13 moderate Republicans who voted for America! How dare the 13 give America a small victory?

    How do the reactionaries propose America repair and expand its rotting infrastructure?

    • Haeshu says:

      “a small victory”?
      You know that $1.75 trillion is enough to make 1,750,000 American households millionaires, right? Not to mention the $1.9 trillion passed at the beginning of Joe’s term, which would be enough to make another 1,950,000 America families millionaires. Enjoy your $1,400.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Haeshu,
        You must excuse Rimjob’s choice of words because he’s a dipshit leftist wannabe and not very bright.
        Large numbers are a baffling problem for him.

        #LetsGoBrandon
        #FJB
        Bwaha! Lolgf
        https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        There are some 130,000,000 households in America. It’s hard to see how giving 1.4% of households a million dollars (note too that the BBB spend is over a 10 year period) will expand pre-K, childcare, Medicaid, college education, health care, etc. over the next 10 years. Would you give the lucky families $100,000 a year for 10 years?

        America cannot stand still while the other developed and developing nations advance.

        We added $4.85 trillion to the debt between Mar 2020 and Jan 2021, mostly for working class direct payments and support for businesses harmed by the Covid pandemic. From Jan 2017 to Jan 2021 we added nearly $7 trillion to the national debt. This could have made 7,000,000 millionaire families!! For whatever reason, few conservatives were concerned about the debt over the previous 4 years.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Reasoning is also quite baffling for Rimjob being the dipshit he is.

          #LetsGoBrandon
          #FJB
          Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Reasoning is also quite baffling for William Teach being the dipshit he is. LOL.

            #GoodJobBiden

      • Aaron says:

        ^^^The most astute post of the decade.^^^

  3. Rich@CAC says:

    Pelosi would never have given Trump a win. McCarthy needs to be replaced since he can’t control his caucus.

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