Late Thursday night, Democrats had to stall the progress on the Democrat-led $3.5 trillion spending bill.
According to a statement released around 11:00 PM, “The House will remain in recess subject to the call of the Chair during this same legislative day of September 30, and will reconvene no earlier than 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.”
No more votes in the House tonight per Hoyer. House has been in recess subject to the call of the chair since 4:01pm & will remain that way until at least until 9:30am tomorrow morning. No time was announced tonight for a possible House vote on Senate-passed infrastructure bill. pic.twitter.com/g2n0dHPD82
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) October 1, 2021
Nancy Pelosi’s office also released a statement saying Thursday was a “day of progress in fulfilling the President’s vision to Build Back Better.” Pelosi also said, “Discussions continue with the House, Senate, and White House to reach a bicameral framework agreement to Build Back Better through a reconciliation bill.”
NO VOTE TONIGHT: House Dems delay infrastructure vote pic.twitter.com/wHQqRY5AI5
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 1, 2021
Reasons as to why the bill has been delayed is the lack of Democrat votes needed to assure it will pass in both the House and Senate. Most notably, Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.VA.) has refused to support the bill unless significant changes are made to it.
Manchin did say that he is continuing to work the Democrats in good faith. However, he indicated his perceived timeline to pass an acceptable bill will take “a while.” “[the] reconciliation [bill] is going to take a while; it’s not going to be a week or two or three weeks,” Manchin said.