October 29, 2021
The Latest on the Reconciliation Package
Despite the Democrat leaders’ efforts to pass a reconciliation package, the party still remains ununified and unable to reach an agreement on the package. Legislators are still making new proposals and ways to pay for them. Key area of disagreement are ways to expand Medicare benefits, lowering the price of prescription drugs and agreeing on a framework for a budget reconciliation package. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that she will try to bring the bill to the Senate floor as of Thursday, but it remains to be seen. President Biden’s $1 trillion Infrastructure package is also still under negotiations.