Senate Republicans tout 'difficult position' they've put House Democrats on infrastructure

As the House returns from recess next week, Senate Republicans are circulating the memo obtained first by Fox News, that outlines the infrastructure drama that awaits House Speaker 낸시 펠로시, D- 칼리프., and Democrats as they seek to pass 바이든 대통령‘s infrastructure and spending plans.

Because of successful Senate Republican amendments, House Democrats could be forced to pass a budget resolution that upholds mainstream values antithetical to their radical positions,” the Senate Republican Communications Center memo says.

The memo is dated Monday and titled: “Senate’s Vote-A-Rama Leaves House Democrats In A Difficult Position.

Senate Republicans are touting their political successes during an overnightvote-a-ramalast week when they offered a series of messaging amendments and forced Democrats to take somedifficult voteson changes to their budget resolution.

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Among the measures Republicans listed as successes are GOP amendments to block federal funds from being used to promote the teaching of Critical Race Theory (브라운관), another to prohibit the Biden administration from banning hydraulic fracturing and a third to ban taxpayer dollars for funding abortions.

The latter isa major problem for radical House Democrats who want taxpayer money to pay for elective abortions,” 메모 상태, referring to House Democratsefforts to get rid of the long-standing Hyde Amendment that prevents federal dollars from going to abortion coverage.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., alongside other senate Republicans, speaks to members of the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the impact of proposed tax increases on the middle class on Wednesday, 8월. 4, 2021. McConnell and Senate Republicans are united in their opposition to Democrats $  3.5 trillion budget plan they've dubbed a "reckless tax and spending spree."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., alongside other senate Republicans, speaks to members of the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the impact of proposed tax increases on the middle class on Wednesday, 8월. 4, 2021. McConnell and Senate Republicans are united in their opposition to Democrats $ 3.5 trillion budget plan they’ve dubbed areckless tax and spending spree.(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

The Republican memo also calls out all 50 Democrats for voting against GOP-authored amendments aimed at ensuring schools are open for in-person learning, blocking COVID-19 positive migrants from entering the U.S. and additional funding for the military.

In one instance not mentioned in the memo, Democrats rejoiced at the chance to go on the record and support Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s amendment against defunding the police. 이것의. 코리 부커, D-N.J., 말했다 he wanted to give Tuberville ahug for putting to restscurrilousaccusations that Senate Democrats want to strip law enforcement of money. The final vote on that was unanimous approval – 99-0.

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The amendments are non-binding, meaning when Democrats author and potentially approve the final bill language they can essentially ignore these votes that serve mostly as fodder for political attacks.

After the marathon amendment session, Senate Democrats ultimately passed the massive $ 3.5 trillion budget framework on Wednesday that will serve as the vehicle for Biden’s so-called human infrastructure spending plan on healthcare, childcare, climate change and education priorities. The Senate Tuesday also passed a bipartisan $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill to invest in physical projects like roads, 교량, transit and broadband access.

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Both bills now are in the hands of the House, where Pelosi holds a slim majority and must balance the competing concerns of the progressive and moderate wings of her party. Pelosi has said she wants to pass the two bills in tandem, which will force moderates to stomach the massive $ 3.5 trillion plan they think goes too far, and progressives to back the smaller bipartisan bill they say falls short.

The House returns the evening of Aug. 23 to consider the budget resolution framework. The hard work lies ahead as Senate Democrats still have to write the actual text and details of the budget bill that’s expected to include universal pre-kindergarten, expanded Medicare access, two free years of community college, subsidized child care, legalizing undocumented immigrants and climate change initiatives.

척 슈머 상원 원내대표, D-N.Y., set a Sept. 15 deadline for his committee chairs to write up the thorny details, which will set up another dicey vote in the Senate on final passage. Using a process called budget reconciliation, the Democratsself-describedtransformationalspending plan will not require any GOP support if all 50 Democrats stay united.

Senate Republicans are unanimously opposed to the spending plan, which would be funded through tax hikes on corporations and wealthy Americans. In the memo, McConnell’s team dubbed the initiative areckless tax and spending spree” 과 “the largest tax increase in American history.

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