Nancy Pelosi May Rename Biden’s Stalled Build Back Better Package to Pass Before Midterms

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks about President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" plan at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters during her weekly press conference on Thursday that “chunks” of President Joe Biden’s stalled $2 trillion Build Back Better package may be renamed to ensure the legislation would pass before the 2022 midterms.

Pelosi acknowledged she “may have to rename” the package to accommodate Biden’s thinking that the package should be passed in “chunks” instead of one lump sum.

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about on the third plank of his Build Back Better economic recovery plan for working families, on July 21, 2020, in New Castle, Delaware. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)


“Chunks’ is an interesting word,” Pelosi said about Biden’s comments on Wednesday. “What the president calls ‘chunks’ I hope would be a major bill going forward. It may be more limited, but it is still significant.”

Passing big money items is the key for Democrats to prevent Republicans from sweeping the November midterms, reports have revealed.

Pelosi also stressed the Build Back Better bill is a reconciliation package and is, therefore, subject to certain procedural constraints that overcome the threshold of 60 Senate votes. The fast-tracking procedural constraints only allow items that impact the fiscal budget.

“This is a reconciliation bill,” she explained. “So when people say, ‘Let’s divide it up,’ they don’t understand the process.”

Pelosi relayed that funding for global warming, free Pre-K, and Obamacare repairs may work in a much smaller reconciliation “chunk.” Those measures would also reportedly be supported by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), a needed vote in a 50/50 Senate:

Democrats have indicated they will continually attempt to pass large spending items to galvanize their base in hopes of winning the midterm elections.

Reports from the establishment media have also revealed Senate Democrats may attempt to pass another costly $68 billion stimulus package. Establishment Senate Republicans are reportedly jointly negotiating with Democrats on the matter.

Republicans are surging into the midterms with momentum. Redistricting, Democrat resignations, and Biden’s failed legislative agenda have benefited Republicans in recent months.

If Republicans reclaim the House or the Senate in November, Biden’s radical agenda items will most likely never come to fruition.

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