The House of Representatives voted 365-51 on Friday to extend the approval of the overhead transport fund for one month.
The fund was renewed in a বি 1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate, but House Democrats failed to move forward as part of a stalemate over a larger welfare package of $ 3.5 trillion, which is part of President Joe Biden’s signature.
Earlier in the day, the Department of Transportation laid off 3,700 employees due to a fundraiser. It is not clear whether jobs will be revoked for all workers, as some of the funds in the extension bill (PDF) will not be released until October 15.
Biden paid a rare visit to Capitol Hill on Friday to try to resolve the stalemate between the moderate and progressive branches of the Democratic Party. Moderates want to quickly pass a Senate-approved infrastructure bill, while progressives want to hold on to the move until an agreement is reached on Biden’s huge $ 3.5 trillion welfare and climate change bill.
During a 0-minute meeting with lawmakers, Biden said the infrastructure bill could be delayed to bring the value of the welfare bill down to ২ 2 trillion.
“Whether it’s in six minutes, six days or six weeks. We’re going to get it done, “Biden said.
Delays in both bills put pressure on several critical legislation deadlines. According to an estimate by the Treasury Department, Congress has until October 18 to cross the country’s 28.4 trillion threshold. Six weeks later, Dec December, time ran out to avoid an official shutdown.
The House passed a bill Wednesday to suspend the limit until December 2022, but Senate Republicans could block it for a vote next week.
The $ 3.5 trillion Social Welfare and Climate Bill is stuck because of opposition to Democratic Sense. Democrats have a slim majority in the Senate, so either can block the bill.
Reuters assisted in compiling this report.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times