The Clock is Dwindling Down for Biden’s Infrastructure Agenda

( – President Joe Biden introduced an infrastructure plan months ago. At the time, he’d reportedly hoped to have made progress on a bill by Memorial Day. That didn’t happen. Now the clock is running out to get something done.

On Thursday, June 3, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that he wasn’t ready to pass the infrastructure bill using budget reconciliation. He has been pushing the Biden administration hard to come up with a plan where Republicans can buy into the bill. A couple of days later, he told Fox News host Chris Wallace that he was confident a bipartisan bill could be achieved.

As the Biden administration tries to find a path forward, time is running out. Congress will recess for the entire month of August, so if the Democrats want to pass an infrastructure bill they only have about a month and a half to do it. That means they will either need to convince Republicans to vote with them, or pull their party together to push it through with budget reconciliation. Neither option is looking good for the president.

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