US President Joe Biden met Sunday with two top senators at his residence in Delaware to try to finalize details of the reduced social safety net and budget for climate control to be presented to Congress on Monday. (25/10).
Biden hosted Democratic Senate majority leader Chuck Schummer and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, one of two Senate members who have called for sweeping cuts to the president’s $3.5 trillion budget. Biden proposed expanding government benefits to families in the US, the largest in five decades.
With the 100-member Senate evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, Manchin’s vote and that of Senator Kyrsten Sinema from the state of Arizona – two of the most moderate members of the Democratic caucuses – and of course the decisive vote from Vice President Kamala Harris, were key to passing the bill. the law (RUU).
There are currently no Republicans in the Senate who support the bill.
Biden has expressed his hope of reaching a deal by the end of this week. He acknowledged the deal would be a spending plan worth around $2 trillion or less where conditions include being free of two years of college at the university. community college; issuance of the final stimulus package; paid leave and dental insurance for the elderly; deleted or suspended.
In the program “State of Union” from CNNUS House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said 90 percent of the measure “has been approved” and as of Sunday it was being formulated, with final details to be finalized soon. He said the draft would be sent to the DPR on Monday (25/10). [em/jm]