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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:28 PM

DeFazio warns he's no rubber stamp for Senate infrastructure bill

Source: The Hill

The top House Democrat overseeing transportation policy is warning that he'll reject the Senate infrastructure package - currently under negotiation by a bipartisan group of senators - without significant changes.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has a long list of objections to the Senate framework, many of them related to climate provisions he finds lacking. And he's warning that he won't just rubber stamp a bipartisan Senate agreement - should one materialize - without portions of his own transportation proposal being incorporated.

"There's a whole lot of problems we have, and we're expressing our concerns, and we want an opportunity to actually negotiate the final bill, not just be handed the Senate bill and say this is it," DeFazio told reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday.

Senate negotiators have been haggling for weeks over the details of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework, which President Biden is hoping to help usher through the upper chamber as the first part of his two-track, year-one economic agenda.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/defazio-warns-he-s-no-rubber-stamp-for-senate-infrastructure-bill/ar-AAMn5OC?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP

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Reply DeFazio warns he's no rubber stamp for Senate infrastructure bill (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 20 OP
Midnight Writer Jul 20 #1
abqtommy Jul 20 #5
lagomorph777 Jul 21 #17
Comfortably_Numb Jul 20 #2
msongs Jul 20 #3
Wuddles440 Jul 20 #4
stillcool Jul 20 #6
BumRushDaShow Jul 20 #7
stillcool Jul 20 #8
BumRushDaShow Jul 20 #9
Mr.Bill Jul 20 #10
BradAllison Jul 20 #11
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 21 #12
Mr.Bill Jul 21 #15
BradAllison Jul 21 #18
Fiendish Thingy Jul 21 #13
Mr.Bill Jul 21 #14
Fiendish Thingy Jul 21 #16

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:34 PM

1. I think the bi-partisan bill is dead, anyway. Republican game of negotiating, then blocking.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 08:24 PM

5. + 100 Yup...

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:15 AM

17. Yeah, we need to bury it and do a real bill.

WITH climate provisions.

Fuck Joe Manchin. Buy him off. Force him to vote for it. Publicly advertise that West Virginia will get thousands of jobs building giant wind and solar farms on coal-mine-flattened mountaintops, but they will lose those jobs if their Senator votes against the bill.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:54 PM

2. This time Lucy won't move the football Charlie Brown.

We need to stop indulging the gqp and move past them. Oh, and Rand Paul is a stupid dick.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:55 PM

3. it's not always republicans that can be the biggest problem nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 08:06 PM

4. True..

but DeFazio isn't one of them. There are significant problems with the so called "bipartisan bill" and he's calling them out for it. Any ire should be directed at the GQPpers such as Portman, who the media likes to portray as a "moderate" (news flash - he's not).

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 08:32 PM

6. Hard to understand what the timing of this thing

is all about. I thought I remember the date of August being stated for getting something done. They seem to be playing out the clock until then(?) Threats from so and so saying something that means nothing. It's another kind of exhausting.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:42 PM

7. In order to do another reconciliation bill (the type they need to use)

they have to wait until after the end of this federal fiscal year - meaning after September 30. So getting all the details worked out for the primary Infrastructure bill over the summer (which would require 60 votes to proceed and would later be funded with a new reconciliation bill after September 30) would make sense.

There are 3 types of reconciliation bills that can be utilized but each of the 3 can only be used once during a FY. The one they need for this was already used for the "American Rescue Plan" (the last COVID-19 stimulus), effective for the current fiscal year (and thus the tool can't be used again during this FY).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:46 PM

8. thank you so much. So simple, so logical

I love logic.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:48 PM

9. You're welcome

My poor brain is fried. Been a long (typing on DU) day.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:51 PM

10. Everybody wants a Pony.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:03 PM

11. Some of us want a bill that actually works. n/m

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:32 AM

12. Some of us want to control Congress after 2022.

If we lose either house it's game over for the rest of Biden's term. While so many Dem senators are drawing red lines the GQP is running out the clock. The Dems have to have something to run on other than "we're not Republicans." There need to be concrete advancements, even if everyone doesn't get everything they want. The prize to be won is the 2022 election, and the means to get there is producing tangible results the common man can see as money in their pockets. "It's the economy, stupid!" was Clinton's winning mantra; it might be wise to dust it off and use it again.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:41 AM

15. Well said. n/t

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:20 PM

18. A bill that does nothing....

....does nothing.

Maybe eventually the stupid American people from the likes of Nebraska or Alabama will realize this. Unfortunately by the time they do this nation will be dead. In the meantime, the likes of Boebert, Goatz and Taylor Greene will be relected to obstruct as well as be in power which they will be because of spin, not results you're expecting.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:34 AM

13. Or conversely, some folks want to make sure we don't end up with a load of horseshit. Nt

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:40 AM

14. I'd just like us to wind up with something.

Too many people seem bent on making sure that doesn't happen.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:55 AM

16. I disagree- it's really just two people, Manchin and Sinema, who could scuttle infrastructure

Members of the progressive caucus could kill the bipartisan bill if the GOP dilutes it too much, or the GOP could kill it if it isnt diluted enough, but in either case, Pelosi and Schumer have committed to folding the best bits of the bipartisan bill into the reconciliation bill.

The only folks who would kill the reconciliation bill are Manchin and Sinema.

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