Moderate Dems Threaten to Block $3.5 Spending Plan

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Moderate Democrats aren’t on board with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to hold the recently passed infrastructure bill hostage until she gets a vote on Democrat’s $3.5 trillion spending plan. In a new move, a group of moderate Democrats is threatening to turn on Pelosi if she doesn’t allow the House to move forward with the infrastructure bill first.

Fox News reports:

“Some have suggested that we hold off on considering the Senate infrastructure bill for months – until the reconciliation process is completed. We disagree,” the group of nine Democrats said in the letter. “With the livelihoods of hardworking American families at stake, we simply can’t afford months of unnecessary delays and risk squandering this once-in-a-century, bipartisan infrastructure package.”

The group added: “We will not consider voting for a budget resolution until the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passes the House and is signed into law.”

The nine Democrats who signed the letter are Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J.; Jared Golden, D-Maine.; Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga.; Filemon Vela, D-Texas; Henry Cuellar, D-Texas; Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas; Ed Case, D-Hawaii; Jim Costa, D-Calif.; and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.

Those nine are enough to prevent the budget resolution recently passed by Senate Democrats from making it through the House. Republicans are expected to uniformly vote against it, and the party split in the House is 220-212 with three vacancies.

It’s not clear yet if Nancy Pelosi will cave to the group’s demands but she may be left with no choice.

  1. Piglosi can’t cross “The Squad” so she’ll push ahead while THREATENING the so-called moderates.

    1. Her so called “power” is more important to her than our country and our citizens. She should go home and be a grandmother. She has plenty of money. She must hate America and does not care what happened to even her grandchildren. Satan walks with her.

  2. GOP conservatives already are on the brink of revolt. They’ve had it up to here with the shenanigans, corruption, fraud and partisan bullying. Keep it up butch and see your reward.

  3. My guess is that these all represent swing districts where they are on thin ice. And they have no desire to hear that ice crack 15 months from now.

  4. All senators and house-members have taken sworn oaths to “support and defend” the US Constitution. That oath includes upholding Article 1 Section 7 Clause 1 that states: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.” This part of the US Constitution raises questions concerning the 3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Resolution passed by the Senate.
    1.   How can increased revenues originate in the House when they are proposed and listed in the Senate resolution?
    2.   Speaker Pelosi states she will not bring up for votes both the infrastructure bill and 3.5 Trillion Reconciliation until after both have passed in the Senate. How can bills for raising revenue originate in the House when they have previously been passed by the Senate?
    3.   At this time, the House has not passed a budget resolution. If the House accepts and adopts the same tax increases already passed by the Senate, how can house-members or senators claim that the tax increase revenues originated in the House of Representatives?
    4.   What are the consequences for those who violate their sworn oaths to uphold the US Constitution? Is it censure? Is it expulsion? Is it a demand for resignation? 

    1. Haven’t you heard? Democrats are exempt from obeying any laws or rules or oaths that stand in their way. Rules and laws are for infidels.

    2. Money and power mean more then sworn oaths. They have all acted treasonous towards American ppl and should have been tried along time ago

  5. I don’t trust the butch. But; then again, I don’t trust too many old @$$ politicians!!!! LIARS!!!!! (Rino’s included).

  6. Nastasia Pelovsky, Hero of the Soviet Union, would look cute tarred, feathered and escorted out of DC with her geriatric derriere astride a splintery hand-split rail. Is that what these guys want to do to her?

  7. It’s not a “bipartisan infrastructure” plan. RINOS are not Republicans, so the plan is all partisan. And it’s not even an infrastructure bill as only a miniscule amount will go to actual infrastructure.


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