After Biden meeting, Pelosi calls spending bill deal within sight


U pon her return to Capitol Hill from a meeting at the White House on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that a deal was within reach on congressional Democrats’ sweeping social spending package.

Pelosi met with President Joe Biden on Friday, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joining them virtually, as Democrats seek an agreement on the spending package that comprises key portions of the president’s domestic agenda. Congressional Democrats have thus far failed to reach an agreement between their liberal and centrist members.

“We had a very positive meeting this morning,” Pelosi said. “I'm very optimistic.”


Pelosi did not shed light on when the deal can be expected or when there would be a vote.

Asked if Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin were on board for a deal, she replied, “That’s up to the Senate and the White House to decide.” Manchin and Sinema have objected to the size and scope of a $3.5 trillion proposal. Manchin has said his price cap is $1.5 trillion, far below what socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and members of the House Progressive Caucus are pushing.

Pelosi called the spending package “bigger than anything we've ever done with Americans,” arguing it will create jobs and address “urgent” climate needs.


“Much of what we need to do has been written,” she said, adding that “just a few decisions” remain.

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Pamela Alexander

Create jobs??? Why do they want to work when they made more money staying home. Probably more jobs for all the hundreds of thousands of illegal people in this Country. Democrats don't have to worry about money. They have made themselves rich off the American people. In 9 months they have torn America apart. America was a great nation and soon America will look like a third world country. Look at all the killing going on and people walking in stores and stealing and nothing being done. Thousands upon thousands of illegal people here - where is the money coming from that is being given to them plus a place to live. I guess if they kill us off with Covid or vaccine then they can use the money we worked for. I hate this for my grandchildren. What I don't understand is why the people in the White House are not made to take the vaccine. What are they worried about?????


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