The ink isn’t even dry on the Democrats’ massive COVID relief bill, which has been widely criticized as nothing more than a sluch fund for special interests, but they are already gearing up to do more.
The next massive bill is expected to focus on infrastructure, climate change and immigration.
At this point, they will not even have to pass the Green New Deal. They’re getting in all the same items through the back door by burying them inside these massive bills.
Just The News reports:
Next Democratic priority is ‘grab bag’ bill for infrastructure, climate change, and immigration
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed committee chairs to draft a “transformational infrastructure package” as the next big Democratic legislation, which House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth predicts will be a “grab bag” of liberal agenda items like climate change, health care and immigration reform.
“Congress must work swiftly to build on the historic Biden American Rescue Plan. Our recovery plan must Build Back Better For The People in every zip code by creating good-paying jobs for the future,” Pelosi said in a statement on Friday.
“To that end, I have called upon the Chairs of the Committees of Jurisdiction to work with their Republican counterparts to craft a big, bold and transformational infrastructure package,” she added.
Yarmuth and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, signaled this week that Democrats might go forward with the next major bill using budget reconciliation so it could pass in the Senate without GOP votes.
“If I have anything to say about it, it will. And I think the president wants it to happen,” Sanders (I-Vt.) told Axios.
Yarmuth has referred to the legislation as a “grab bag” that could combine massive infrastructure spending with health care, climate change and immigration measures.
Democrats are not wasting a minute.
They’re governing as if they could get kicked out of office tomorrow. They’re cramming their agenda through with reckless abandon.