What You Need to Know
- Senate Democrats are abandoning efforts to pass President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion economic agenda this year amid intraparty discord.
Senate Democrats are abandoning efforts to pass President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion economic agenda this year, delivering a political blow to the White House, which has failed to rally the fractious party around its signature legislation, according to a person familiar with the decision.
The delay risks slowing momentum and solidifying the intra-party divide on the legislation, which many Democrats consider key heading into the 2022 midterm elections.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
“Every day that we delay is a bad day for the American people,” Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders said. The Vermont independent vowed any changes to the bill would be to make it more in line with progressive priorities.