House Ways and Means Committee ranking member Kevin Brady (R-Texas) slammed Joe Biden and congressional Democrats for their proposal on the infrastructure package.
Joe Biden addressed the disastrous unemployment numbers for September. Speaking from the White House on Friday, Biden tried to put an optimistic spin on economic recovery from the pandemic while he’s been in office.
Joe Biden rallied support for his domestic agenda in Michigan. The Democrat visited a union training facility northwest of Detroit in Howell on Tuesday.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said Democrat-proposed spending plans would bankrupt America. During an interview on Sunday, the senator from Tennessee said Joe Biden’s agenda should really be called “build back broke” because it would spend more money than the U.S. could afford.
Joe Biden signed a highway funding extension into law on Saturday after it was unanimously approved by the Senate. The measure was previously approved by the House on Friday.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) reportedly made an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for a smaller reconciliation infrastructure package. The agreement signed with the West Virginia senator stated debates on the shrunken bill would begin no earlier than Friday.
The House passed an emergency stopgap measure to ensure essential infrastructure would maintain funding. On Friday night, the House passed the Surface Transportation Extension Act in a 365 to 51 vote.
House Democrats delayed voting on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The vote was set to take place on Thursday after the lower chamber approved the stopgap government funding bill.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen faced tough questions as she testified in front of Congress. At a hearing on Thursday, Republican Rep. Ann Wagner (Mo.) grilled Yellen about her response to the pandemic.