Senate leaving without finalizing reconciliation bill

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Senate leaders plan to hold a final vote for the week on Tuesday night so that members can head home early for Yom Kippur, three aides familiar with the talks tell Nerdshala.

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why it matters: Senate Democrats, who returned Monday from their month-long recess, spoke to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (dn. $3.5 trillion Infrastructure Reconciliation Plan.

  • However, several committees are still working out the details of the package, such as whether repeal of state and local tax deduction limits (SALT) should be included in the tax portion of the House Ways and Means Bill.

Between the lines: The Senate was already going to be a short week away.

  • It planned a break before sunset on Wednesday for Jewish holidaymakers.
  • But to be sure, the final vote of the week will take place on Tuesday, which means Democrats may also refrain from answering questions about whether they meet the September 15 deadline.

What are they saying: Senate Democratic leadership aides say the plan should never have had a final text by Sept. 15, but there should be enough text that the caucus could discuss the material during its weekly lunch meeting on Tuesday — which they did. .

  • Schumer said Tuesday morning that he believes members have met their deadline: “Working with our colleagues in the House, we set the September 15 target in the budget proposal to prepare the text for review.” Will meet the date.”
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also praised the committees in a “Dear Aide” letter on Monday, saying that by Wednesday, they would “meet the deadline to submit their legislative proposals to the budget committee.”

yes but: Democrats are far from finalizing a $3.5 trillion bill.

  • They have not compromised on the final price tag either.
  • sense. Moderates like Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) and Kirsten Cinema (D-Ariz.) say they won’t support such a high price, while progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) say 3.5 Trillion dollars is the minimum.
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Nerdshala also spoke Several Democratic senators and their aides spoke this week about the September 15 deadline, and they provided comprehensive answers about what was due by Wednesday and whether it had been achieved.

  • However, the general consensus is that they have a long way to go before a final deal is reached.


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