Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) delivered a blow to Senate Democrats’ proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that the caucus hoped to pass after the bipartisan infrastructure package is advanced. Sinema made it clear that she will not support a bill with a $3.5 trillion price tag, but is open to "beginning the process."
“I have also made clear that while I will support beginning this process, I do not support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion — and in the coming months, I will work in good faith to develop this legislation with my colleagues and the administration to strengthen Arizona’s economy and help Arizona’s everyday families get ahead,” Sinema told The Arizona Republic.
Wow. Sinema comes out against the budget as she gets bipartisan infrastructure bill. https://t.co/7qBOFIAFaY— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 28, 2021
Sinema throws a wrench in the larger plans. https://t.co/DCJf31VimH— Sam Stein (@samstein) July 28, 2021
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Sinema: “I have also made clear that while I will support beginning this process, I do not support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion...." https://t.co/s1O1sPiV79
Democrats would need all 50 members of the caucus and Vice President Kamala Harris' tie-breaking vote to pass the budget via reconciliation. Meanwhile, the Senate may advance the bipartisan infrastructure package, with a $1.2 trillion price tag, on Wednesday night.
????????SCHUMER says a vote on cloture on the motion to proceed to bipartisan infrastructure bill “as early as tonight”— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 28, 2021
BIG procedural vote.