McCarthy delays vote on Biden’s Build Back Better Act during marathon speech

McCarthy delays vote on Biden’s Build Back Better Act during marathon speech
rappresentante. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, has commandeered the House floor for more than five hours – well into Friday morning – prompting Democrats to postpone the vote on President Biden’s spending bill until at least later Friday morning.

Come di 4 a.m., McCarthy seemed no worse for the wear and continued to rattle off stories about the time he won $ 5,000 in lotto as a younger man and the problems that the country faces, including inflation, migration at the southern border, and the lack of bipartisanship at the Capitol.

At one point the minority leader asked how President Biden can be trusted with $ 5 trillion after the debacle in Afghanistan.

rappresentante. Steny Hoyer, the Democrat majority leader, issued a statement early Friday that said members wereadvised that there are no further votes in the House tonight.The House will reconvene at 8 a.m. ET and will likely vote on the bill.

Most Democrats abandoned the chamber after midnight with McCarthy still talking, riporta l'Associated Press.

House approval was still expected on a near party-line vote. That would send the measure to a Senate where cost-cutting demands by moderate Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and that chamber’s strict rules seemed certain to force significant changes. That will prompt fresh disputes between party centrists and moderates that will likely take weeks to resolve. CLICCA QUI PER MAGGIORI INFORMAZIONI SULLA NOSTRA STORIA PRINCIPALE.

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India’s Modi repeals controversial farm laws that sparked deadly protests
After a year of fierce protests, indiano Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday the country was repealing three farm laws that had sparked a backlash among farmers, secondo i rapporti.

Today I have come to tell you, the whole country, that we have decided to withdraw all three agricultural laws,” the prime minister said in an address, secondo Reuters.

He said the laws had been put in place toempower small farmers.

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