Report: Nancy Pelosi Offers Far-Left $2.1 Trillion Reconciliation Package

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions centered primarily around the investigative report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that was handed into the Department of Justice last …
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly offered the radical House Democrats a price tag of $2.1 trillion for the reconciliation package, down from $3.5 trillion but more expensive than Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) topline of $1.5 trillion.

The offered package to the House Democrats includes items such as child care, paid leave, health care, and climate change, according to Politico Playbook.

The offer presents which measures may survive the trimmed but still large package and which measures may be removed. “For instance, there was no mention of things like free community college or affordable housing or even Bernie Sanders’ prized expansion of Medicare to offer dental, vision and hearing benefits,” Playbook reports.

The reported compromise is still far outside Manchin’s $1.5 trillion topline number that he divulged Thursday on a signed piece of paper. The signed document in July is an agreement between Manchin and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), which outlined that the reconciliation package would be $1.5 trillion with debate on the package beginning no later than October 1.

Manchin and Schumer

Sens. Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

“Senator Manchin does not guarantee that he will vote for the final reconciliation legislation if it exceeds the conditions outlined in this agreement,” the signed agreement reads.

“I’m still on $1.5 [trillion] guys, I’ve been on 1.5 and I’m going to make sure that people understand there’s an awful lot of good,” Manchin said. “We can help a lot of people, children on the front end seniors on the back end, a lot of good things.”

But the far-left House Democrats on Thursday were not enthused by the revelation of the secret document.

“Look, this is why we’re not voting for the bipartisan [infrastructure] bill until we get agreement on the reconciliation bill and it’s clear we get agreement on the reconciliation bill and we’ve got a ways to go,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said. “After that statement we probably have even more people willing to vote no on the bipartisan bill.”

Rep. (D-MN) told reporters Thursday she was not willing to negotiate with Manchin in bad faith to pass President Biden’s far-left agenda.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) answers questions from reporters after leaving a House Democratic caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol where formal impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump were announced by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi September 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry after allegations that President Donald Trump sought to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate leading Democratic presidential contender, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, which was the subject of a reported whistle-blower complaint that the Trump administration has withheld from Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) answers questions from reporters (Win McNamee/Getty Images).

“Inaction is insanity. Not willing to negotiate in good faith is insanity,” Omar said. “Not fighting to have the critical investments that are needed is insanity. Trying to kill your party’s agenda is insanity.”

“Not trying to make sure the president we all worked so hard to elect’s agenda pass[es] is insanity. Losing us the majority in the House and the Senate is insanity,” Omar added.

With the reconciliation package still being debated among lawmakers, it is unknown if the $1.2 trillion “bipartisan” infrastructure bill will pass the House Friday. The far-left wants assurances the reconciliation package will contain enough far-left provision before they agree to give up their leverage and pass the “bipartisan” bill.

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