Biden revealed a new framework for the reconciliation bill and shared his hope to quickly pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill. However, several progressives, including House Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., are refusing to support the bill until they get a vote on Build Back Better, a multitrillion dollar social spending package being held up by the party’s moderates.
“I’m pleased to announce that after months of tough and thoughtful negotiations, I think we have an historic — I know we have a historic economic framework,” Biden said.
But in what has appeared to become his new presidential tradition, Biden left without taking questions, this time not only walking off stage but jetting off for his weeklong European trip to attend the G20 summit and the climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
“I’ll see you in Rome,” the president told waiting reporters.