The bill now goes to the Senate
November 19, 2021 Spending bill House vote news
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- (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) The House today passed President Biden's sweeping $1.9 trillion spending bill, known as the Build Back Better Act – a major piece of legislation that would transform the nation's social safety net, despite being whittled down to roughly half its original size amid infighting between the party's moderate and progressive wings.
- Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement after the House passed the bill that the Senate “will act as quickly as possible to get this bill to President Biden’s desk and deliver help for middle-class families.”
- THE SPENDING BILL IS EXPECTED TO UNDERGO MAJOR REVISIONS IN THE SENATE From CNN's Clare Foran, Kristin Wilson and Daniella Diaz The Build Back Better bill is expected to undergo major revisions in the Senate as Democrats who have expressed concerns over aspects of the package are likely to demand significant changes.
- In an early sign of the impending efforts to change the bill, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, said in a statement after the House vote that the Senate will "strengthen" the bill.
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