Sunday shows - Democrats' stalemate dominates

Sunday shows - Democrats' stalemate dominates

Internal divisions among Democrats that have blocked votes on bipartisan infrastructure legislation and a massive social spending package the party hopes to pass through the reconciliation process dominated the Sunday morning political shows. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Bipartisan success in the Senate signals room for more compromise The GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous MORE (D-Calif.) on Saturday set a new deadline for the infrastructure bill for the end of the month. Leadership had hoped to vote on the measure, which progressives say must be tied to the larger spending package, last week. 

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Senior White House adviser says Biden 'expects to get' both infrastructure and reconciliation bills
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Senior White House adviser Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondBuild Back Better is a 21st century New Deal Black Caucus eager to see BBB cross finish line in House CBC's pivotal role on infrastructure underscores caucus's growing stature MORE on Sunday expressed confidence about passing both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the larger reconciliation package, saying, "We know what we're doing."

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Richmond made assurances that the Biden administration is not "not concerned with process."
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Jayapal: 'We are going to deliver' on infrastructure and reconciliation bills
By MONIQUE BEALS 
 
Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season 91 House Dems call on Senate to expand immigration protections in Biden spending bill Democrats plow ahead as Manchin yo-yos MORE (D-Wash.) said on Sunday that she was confident the House could still pass both a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a Democratic-only reconciliation package despite both measures being stalled in the chamber last week.
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Khanna says he trusts Biden to work out a compromise to pass stalled legislation
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Progressive Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaKhanna advocates for 'honest and reflective patriotism' in America Democrats call on Education secretary to address 'stealthing' at federal level Showdown: Pelosi dares liberals to sink infrastructure bill MORE (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that he is confident that President BidenJoe BidenSouth Africa health minister calls travel bans over new COVID variant 'unjustified' Biden attends tree lighting ceremony after day out in Nantucket Senior US diplomat visiting Southeast Asia to 'reaffirm' relations MORE will be able to negotiate a compromise that will allow for both the bipartisan infrastructure package and the larger reconciliation bill to pass.
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Ocasio-Cortez says it's possible to shorten years on funding programs to compromise on reconciliation bill
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGreene: McCarthy 'doesn't have the full support to be Speaker' Omar calls out Boebert over anti-Muslim remarks, denies Capitol incident took place Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday it's possible that progressives could compromise on fully funding certain programs for fewer years in an effort to lower the reconciliation bill’s price tag.
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Sanders: 'Not my understanding' that Biden called for lower price on reconciliation bill
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"What he said is there's going to have to be give and take on both sides," Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Bernie Sanders' ex-spokesperson apprehensive over effectiveness of SALT deductions BBB threatens the role of parents in raising — and educating — children MORE (I-Vt.) said. "I'm not clear that he did bring forth a specific number."
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Sanders says there may be 'give and take' on reconciliation price tag
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
“What the president has said is that there's going to have to be some give and take, and I think that that's right," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
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Durbin says he supports $3.5T reconciliation bill price tag, but he is a 'realist'
By MONIQUE BEALS
 
"Let me tell you at the outset I support the $3.5 trillion. I believe that the elements of it have been stated over and over again. They're good for this country and they're needed by families and by our nation," Democratic Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks 91 House Dems call on Senate to expand immigration protections in Biden spending bill Bipartisan senators press FBI, inspector general for changes following Nassar case MORE (Ill.) said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But I'm a realist too." 
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Top GOP senator: 'Far-left Democrats are driving the bus and Joe Biden is just along for the ride'
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
"What we're seeing is like watching an episode of 'The Twilight Zone.' I thought Joe Biden went to the Hill on Friday to try to get that bipartisan infrastructure bill passed and instead he surrendered to the radical wing of his party and now you have this big government, socialism, reckless spending bill being basically used to hold hostage the things that the American people want: our roads and bridges, highways, all of those things," Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoWhite House looks to rein in gas prices ahead of busy travel season Biden administration to release 50 million barrels of oil from strategic reserve Energy information chief blames market for high fuel prices MORE (R-Wyo.) said while appearing on "Fox News Sunday."
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Fauci says it's a 'false narrative' to think COVID-19 vaccine not needed if Merck drug approved
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
President Biden’s top medical adviser, Anthony FauciAnthony FauciUS to restrict travel from eight African nations over new COVID-19 concerns Israel warns of looming emergency after its first case of omicron, new COVID-19 variant Five things to know about omicron, new COVID-19 'variant of concern' MORE, said on Sunday that it is a “false narrative” to think that the COVID-19 vaccine would not be needed if an antiviral COVID-19 treatment from Merck is federally approved.
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