Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on a hot mic admitted the Democrats will “most likely have to use reconciliation” again to pass transportation legislation, the Democrats’ next large bill after the coronavirus package.
The hot mic exchange occurred on Monday in Maryland at a UPS facility with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
“Ultimately it’s going to be put together similar” to the coronavirus legislation, Cardin said. Democrats will “most likely have to use reconciliation,” Cardin continued, noting Republicans will only “meet with you to a point.”
Sen. Ben Cardin, as heard on a C-SPAN mic, tells Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that Democrats will “most likely have to use reconciliation” on an infrastructure package as they did with the Covid relief bill.
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“And that has been the history of their party over a long period of time,” Grassley told Bartiromo.