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Pollak: When Trump Wanted Infrastructure, Democrats — and Establishment Republicans — Blocked Him

President Donald Trump came into office and shocked Democrats with a promise to pass an infrastructure bill. They did not know quite how to react, especially after Trump began courting the unions that would benefit from the jobs he wanted to create. Then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cautiously welcomed the idea; California’s then-Gov. Jerry…

‘They’re Not All Candyland’: Ocasio-Cortez Threatens To Tank Infrastructure Deal

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened to tank a bipartisan infrastructure deal if the Senate does not pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. “We have a deal and the deal is reconciliation for the bipartisan infrastructure,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. “It was made very clear at the beginning of this process…

Friday Evening Dispatch: GOP Governors Say No To Mask Mandates

Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter July 30, 2021 5:59 PM ET

Exclusive – Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill’s Cryptocurrency Tax Could Kill American Jobs, Threaten Liberties

Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats, and President Joe Biden’s inclusion of a $30 billion cryptocurrency tax could offshore American jobs and threaten American liberties, Republican lawmakers and industry leaders told Breitbart News exclusively. Senate Republicans struck a deal Wednesday with Senate Democrats and Biden on their $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill. To offset the cost of the…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Threatens to Tank Infrastructure Package, ‘Members of Color’ Excluded from Negotiations

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) threatened Wednesday to tank the $3.5 trillion reconciliation infrastructure package over Democrats excluding “members of color from negotiations.” “Good luck tanking your own party’s investment on… infrastructure while presuming you’ll survive a 3 vote House margin – especially after choosing to exclude members of color from negotiations and calling that a…

Joe Biden Claims Infrastructure Victory Despite No Bill Text or Vote

President Joe Biden again claimed victory for his bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate Wednesday, despite having no text or votes to demonstrate success. “I am pleased to join a bipartisan group of United States Senators and announce our deal to make the most significant long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a…

Squad Rips Sinema For Opposition To $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package

Two members of the progressive House group known as the squad criticized Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Wednesday for voicing her opposition to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. “Time for the White House to play hardball. We didn’t elect Sinema as President and we won’t let her obstruction put a Republican in the Oval Office…

Obama Pollster Warns Democrats About Pumping Up Spending Bill

A former Obama pollster warned Democrats are “endangering” the wafer-thin House majority in the midterms when they bloat spending packages with their radical partisan agenda items. Joel Benenson, the lead Obama pollster, told Axios “You gotta win the middle to win.” This means you need to keep the swing voters on your side to win. However, Benenson…

Senate Republicans Block Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Because Bill Text Not Yet Written

Senate Republicans blocked the bipartisan $570 billion infrastructure deal Wednesday because the text of the legislation was not ready to study. The 49-51 vote fell short of the 60 needed to advance a bill. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) switched his vote to allow “him to bring it back up for a second vote” next week if…

Joni Ernst: Americans Want Infrastructure, Not ‘Extraneous Things Democrats’ Are Shoving Through

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) questioned Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) move to schedule an infrastructure vote this week despite the fact that lawmakers have not even seen the text of a bill. While Americans want to see issues related to infrastructures, such as roads and bridges, addressed, they are not interested in the hyperpartisan Democrat…

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