White House Considers Dual Track For Legislative Priorities

The President spent the weekend qualifying his own statements over the agreement met for an infrastructure deal, after stating that the bipartisan infrastructure bill must be accompanied by a larger bill that contains funding for initiatives from the American Families Plan.

The White House faces pressure from both sides of the aisle while holding together the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill; from Democrats advocating for a more robust investment into climate issues and Republicans considering the prospect of giving President Biden a victory. Some Democrats have already pointed to reconciliation—the Senate procedure that avoids the sixty vote filibuster-proof threshold—as the best method for securing passage, possibly a non-starter discussion for garnering Republican support.

GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center will continue to monitor this Congressional activity.