Today marks the 14th day of President Biden’s first 100 day’s in office.
For Day 14…
Here’s Biden’s public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don’t include all of a president’s activities.) pic.twitter.com/SvFWRXF3Cv— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 3, 2021
On Tuesday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), announced that Democrats would take the steps needed to pass the coronavirus relief package proposed by President Biden without the help of Republicans, if need be.
The move by Democrats came the day after President Biden met with 10 Republican Senators.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), said in response to Democrats plan to move the $1.9 trillion relief package through the Senate without Republican support that “they’ve chosen a totally partisan path…”
Politico reported Tuesday evening that “the vote to kickstart the budget reconciliation process, which passed 50-49, is a sign that leadership expects to have the full Democratic caucus on board for the final package.”
NPR has broken down the reconciliation process:
Reconciliation is a rule that was included when Congress rewrote budget rules in 1974. The goal was to allow Congress to pass a new budget resolution with new spending priorities and quickly pass the legislation to reflect the needs of the moment. The Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan research group in Congress, reports reconciliation was first used in 1980 and has been used to pass 25 reconciliation bills.
In recent years, though, reconciliation has become a popular tool to get big partisan bills passed when one party has full control of Washington. Democrats used reconciliation to pass some health care changes in 2010, and Republicans used it to pass tax cuts in 2017, as well as in their failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act during Donald Trump’s presidency.NPR. 02/02/2021.
As noted in both articles, this process will not prevent Republicans adding amendments to the bill or debating the issue, this process, allows for the threshold of 60 votes needed to be lessened to 51, without the Senate having to worry about the filibuster.
In light of the move by Senate Democrats to push the spending bill forward, the White House added two events to President Biden’s schedule.
For what my opinion is worth:
I just want to go on record as saying that Turtle Dumb should shut his face when it comes to picking the partisan path.
This is not to say I support the Democrats rushing through spending, yes, some we need right now, others we don’t, plus, we still aren’t sure where the money went the last times we “stimulated” the economy regarding covid-19 relief.
However, the words “partisan path,” whined by the man, that whines, whether he’s the majority or the minority, is just beyond the pale. Beyond hypocrisy.
Always the victim. I’m so tired of that card.
Speaking of the Senate news…
Speaking on the Senate floor this morning, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that the leadership of both parties have finalized the organizing resolution for the Senate,” he added, “we will pass the resolution through the Senate today, which means that committees can promptly set up and get to work with Democrats holding the gavels.”
What this means?
Hopefully, it means we will have a schedule for the upcoming confirmation of Judge Merrick Garland, who has been nominated as Attorney General.
Speaking of Confirmation news…
Secretary of Education Nominee Miguel Caronda has/had his confirmation hearing Wednesday morning.
Isabella Casillas Guzman the Small Business Administrator Nominee, is also having her confirmation hearing today.
In other news…
President Biden and First Lady Biden paid their respects to the slain officer.
Wednesday morning Vice President Kamala Harris along with Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff paid their respects to Officer Sicknick.
In other other news, happening now…
Press Secretary Jen Psaki is scheduled to hold her daily briefing at 1:30 p.m. D.C., time.
The White House.