Pelosi: ‘Self-Evident’ Dem’s $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill Will Be Scaled Back

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill, dubbed the “Build Back Better Act,” which is scheduled for a vote on Thursday, will likely be scaled back. It “seems self-evident” that the reconciliation bill price tag will be smaller than the original proposal of $3.5 trillion, the California Democrat said during an appearance on ABC’s This Week. “Everybody overwhelmingly, and I think even those who want a smaller number, support the vision of the president,” the California Democrat said. “Adding up what our priorities are should take us to a number where we find common ground.” Pelosi didn’t elaborate on which spending could be potentially slimmed down, but said that all Democrats, including those who want less spending, “support the vision” of the president. “We have to find our common ground, respectful of each other’s views. This isn’t about moderates versus progressives,” she added. …Read More

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