(LibertySons.org) – Democrats are working hard to pass President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package. At this point, they’ve managed to separate it into two parts with Republican support for only one.
With the Senate evenly split at 50/50, Republicans can easily stop the nonpartisan portion of the legislation using the filibuster to force a supermajority vote of 60 to pass the bill. However, the Democrats can use reconciliation to push the measure through the Senate. Conciliation allows Dems to bypass the filibuster and pass a budgetary bill with a simple majority vote. However, the opposition is fierce.
Many call the reconciliation process an abuse of power because details from the original bill can be changed. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is not happy with the radical wish list Democrats want to push through in the second infrastructure bill.
Mitch McConnell Promises ‘Hell of a Fight‘ on Radical ‘Infrastructure’ Plan https://t.co/9GWCkrYJO0 via @BreitbartNews
— James Cooper (@stratosphere53) July 7, 2021
In a speech on July 6, 2021, McConnell promised to put up a “h*ll of a fight” to block Democratic-led efforts to pass the second infrastructure bill. He also said bipartisanship is over because Democrats are willing to pass the measure without receiving a single vote from a Republican in the Senate.
McConnell also said moderate Democrats might not be in line with the plan either. He appears to be correct. For instance, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has indicated his opposition to using reconciliation to pass the measure, and other Democrats in red or purple states could also oppose the use of the procedure.
It only takes one Democrat to vote with Republicans to derail the second infrastructure bill. With any luck, that’s exactly what will happen if Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tries to force a vote on the measure.
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