Federal and State Report
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-06-MN) is a very vocal element in the Congressional group called the Squad. We dubbed her with the superheroine moniker Word awhile back. As The House debates the two key bills the $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan backed Infrastructure Package and the $3.5 Trillion social spending Reconciliation Bill, pressure mounts on both sides of the Democratic Conference, which is evident here in our delegation, where Congressman Dean Phillips (D-03, Deephaven) is in the “Moderate” camp.
Now, that it has been conveyed Sen Joe Manchin (D-WV) clearly communicated to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) his upper bound limit of $1.5 Trillion earlier this summer, the two sides are locked in stiff negotiations being moderated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-09, San Francisco), who needs to get a bill passed off of her floor. Omar band other members of the Progressive Caucus are not shy casting dispersions again their interparty opposition called them out as sellouts to corporate interests, principally on the pay for side of upper income tax increases.
If pressure is any indicator, President Joe Biden’s (D) agenda to Build Back Better and his ability to negotiate better than his predecessor, Donald J Trump (R), the supposed, consummate dealmaker, the integrity of Biden’s Presidency hangs in the balance. The size and scope of the spending package is integral to his future and Democrat’s election prospects in 2022.