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Senator Tim Scott calls Democrats’ reconciliation bill a “great American shakedown”

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Senator Tim Scott calls Democrats’ reconciliation bill a “great American shakedown”

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Senator Tim Scott, RS.C., called the Democrats’ reconciliation bill a “great American shakedown.”

President Biden on Friday announced a $ 1.75 trillion cut in social spending and a climate change agenda that has still failed to garner the support of moderate Senators Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, DW.V., delaying further negotiations until the next one. the week.

“We went back to the time when you had to pass the law to find out what was in [the bill]Scott argued in an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Thursday. “This is bad news for every American, and it sounds like the great American shakedown.”

The senator added that the “lack of confidence and transparency in this process” of passing the bills should concern “all Americans”.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) poses before a meeting with Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett (Photo by Bonnie Cash-Pool / Getty Images)

“I think there is a loss of trust between the Biden administration and the bipartisan coalition that supported the infrastructure package,” Scott explained, noting that Democrats have moved back and forth to vote on the two bills. act together or separately.

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House Democrats are working on a plan to vote Tuesday on both Biden’s $ 1.75 trillion social spending plan and his $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure program, as many progressive Democrats do not believe their more moderate colleagues like Sinema and Manchin will pass the reconciliation plan before passing the infrastructure bill, a source told Fox News’ Chad Pergram on Saturday.

THE BIDEN RECONCILIATION FRAMEWORK IS $ 1.75 TON, INCLUDING $ 1.995 TILLION IN TAX HIKES, SAID WHITE HOUSE

Democrats originally predicted the reconciliation package would contain $ 3.5 trillion in spending and tax initiatives over 10 years. But demands from the moderates led by Manchin and Sinema to contain the costs mean that its final price may well be less than $ 2 trillion.

Senator Tim Scott calls Democrats’ reconciliation bill a “great American shakedown”

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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the debt ceiling at an event in the State Dining Room of the White House on Monday, October 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to abandon plans to adopt the $ 1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan that got tangled up in deliberations.

THE BIDEN RECONCILIATION FRAMEWORK IS $ 1.75 TON, INCLUDING $ 1.995 TILLION IN TAX HIKES, SAID WHITE HOUSE

Progressives refused to vote for this public works package of roads, bridges and broadband, refusing their support as leverage to ensure Manchin and Sinema agree to Biden’s big bill.

Chad Pergram of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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