Moderate Democrat expects CBO score, White House cost analysis of spending package to 'match up'

Moderate Democrat expects CBO score, White House cost analysis of spending package to 'match up'
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Rep. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerRedistricting reform key to achieving the bipartisanship Americans claim to want Democrats gain edge from New Jersey Redistricting Commission-approved maps Progressives look to regroup after Build Back Better blowup MORE (D-N.J.) said on Sunday that he expects the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on the Democrats’ $1.75 trillion  social spending package and White House cost analysis of the legislation to “match up.”

“We received a slew of data this past week from the Treasury Department and from the White House and some early Congressional Budget Office analysis. We're expecting to receive more in the next seven to 10 days,” the moderate Democrat told “State of the Union” co-anchor Dana BashDana BashJan. 6 panel chair says 'significant testimony' shows White House 'had been told to do something' Jan. 6 panel eying subpoenas to force Republican reps to cooperate Hogan says it's 'insane' anyone could watch Jan. 6 and believe it was 'just tourists looking at statues' MORE on CNN.

“We expect it all to match up with what was presented and we'll move forward. That is what I believe will happen,” he added.


“Do you need the Congressional Budget Office to say that the bill is paid for in order to vote yes?” Bashed asked.

“What we're looking for are CBO tables, which score sections of the bill, which we will be receiving, and we already have some data. We expect the information that we received to be in line with what we receive from the Treasury Department, and we'll at that point, I'm sure be ready to move forward,” Gottheimer, co-chair of the Problem Solver's Caucus, replied.

“But we just want to make sure we get that data and that we're able to align it with what we had received ready,” he added.

Moderate Democrats scored a win on Friday night after the House voted 228-206 to advance a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill to President BidenJoe BidenNew York woman arrested after allegedly spitting on Jewish children Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as Vatican ambassador Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE’s desk while also agreeing to pass a procedural rule teeing up a future vote for the party's larger social spending bill. 

In an agreement between three Democratic caucuses, moderates said they would vote for the social spending bill if its CBO score matches White House estimates.