"I don't think we can afford everything," Murphy said. "Unless something changes, I have no choice but to vote no on every subtitle (in the bill) and on the final passage.
Murphy said it was difficult to "pass judgment " on the proposals that were lackingcost timations.
"I don't know how we pay them, " said Murphy. "I don't think we can afford to do everything.
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Murphy is not the only one.
"There are going to be a lot of twists and turns at the over the coming month, "Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., told FOX Business's Hillary Vaughn. "As someone who is committed to making sure this gets paid, that will drive a lot of the debate.
Warner called the goal of concluding the basics of the bill by September 15. "very tight deadlines ", adding "getting it right is really, really important.
Writing the $ 3.5 trillion reconciliation package is a colossal undertaking. Americans want to know exactly what is in the project.and law. Who pays more taxes? Who gets tax relief? Who benefits from the massive plan?
The Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., speaks to reporters as he rides the Senate subway at the Capitol in Washington, July 20, 2021. Warner expressed concern over the rush to bill, calling it a massive undertaking to be accomplished by September 15. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)
Democrats are cramming this bill with social spending to remedy what they claim to be impairments.
"Lack of paid time off. Unattainable childcare. Inadequate long-term savings, " said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal , D-Mass.
Here's what we know is in the legislation - whatwhatever the cost:
Paid family leave in general up to three months. Free preschool education.
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But infighting between moderate and liberal Democrats threatens to collapse the entire invoice.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., supports the cost of $ 3.5 trillion. However, Pelosi opened the door slightly to the possibility of a smaller bill. Still, the speaker has questions for those asking for a smaller bill.
"Where would you cut? Childcare? Paid family medical leave? Universal pre-K? Care home health care? ”Pelosi asked.
But it's starting to get difficult.New Democrats are pressuring Democratic leaders to stick with $ 3.5 trillion. And the moderates are digging their heels, pushing for a smaller bill of around $ 1.5 trillion to $ 2 trillion.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D -Calif., Remains firm on the $ 3.5 trillion tag price tag for sick b social spending, but suggests it is willing to negotiate with moderates for a smaller bill. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)
Republicans know Senate Democrats must vote en bloc to pass the social spending plan. Success or success failure of the bill depends on two moderate Democratic senators.
"(Sen.) Joe Manchin of West Virginia and (Sen.) Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona " said the leader of the majority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., "I pray for them every night. I wish them well. We give them a lot of love.
So it's almost the "mods " against "the Squad " in the Democratic Party.
Progressives say they won't support the two-party infrastructure package if they don't get a world-class social spending plan that costs $ 3.5 trillion.
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y. , even described the bipartisan infrastructure package as "anti-climate " and suggested that it "was drafted by ExxonMobil.
"I will not vote for a conservative infrastructure package unless we have "Build back better", AKA, this budget reconciliation package (3,500 billionds dollars), ”Ocasio-Cortez said.
This is a fascinating time for Congress, grappling with five distinct but related issues:
The bipartisan infrastructure bill; the Democrats' $ 3.5 trillion social spending bill; raising the debt ceiling; avoid a government shutdown; and finally, add some money for Hurricane Ida relief somewhere on one of these moving parts.
Progressive Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., speaks with reporters on June 17, 2021, as she arrives at Capitol Hill in Washington. Cortez says she won't vote for a conservative infrastructure package without the passage of the $ 3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" bill. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)
House plans to vote on bipartisan infrastructure bills before or September 27. Do not forget that this one has already been adopted by the Senate. The question is whether or not the House amends it and sends it back to the Senate. It could cause problems. There is a coalition of some House Republicans who would support the current bill.
But it gets complicated:
Imagine if the House shifts the infrastructure package - but the $ 3.5 trillion bill is not ready. In fact, it may not be ready for several weeks, or even longer. And the price will probably go down. Progressives in the House will explode - and could oppose the bipartisan infrastructure bill. This is the fight between the mods and the team. Progressives will be apoplectic if the social spending bill begins to fall or is delayed - even if the House calms the moderates with the infrastructure package.
That said, the $ 3.5 trillion rec The projectThe conciliation law probably needs to be reduced so that the Senate can pass it. Probably between $ 1.5 trillion and $ 2000 billion.
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This is precisely why Democratic leaders are really starting talking now about voting rights and maybe even (again) trying to find a way to change the filibuster. The Democratic leadership is launching these two things to stimulate the left. The Liberals may have to take it on the chin with the size and scope of the social spending program.
Democrats may try to tie a debt ceiling increase to a bill to avoid a government shutdown. But then the Republicans will balk. Wait-you have kabuki dancing on it for the next two weeks. Both sides try to challenge the other to blow up the debt ceiling and then blame the other.
Democrats and Republicans alike are playing with fire with the debt ceiling. Wall Street is watching. The bond market remembers flirting with the debt ceiling in the summer of 2011. Standard and Poor 's lowered US solvency after the 2011 debt ceiling.
McConnell has long said Democrats need to raise the debt ceiling on theirs. In a speech on the ground, McConnell said Democrats "have all the parliamentary tools " available to manage the debt ceiling without the help of Republicans. Remember that even if Democrats stick together to raise the debt limit, they would still need 10 Republican votes to overcome an obstruction and reach 60 votes.x. hold.
The Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Senate Minority Whip John Thune, RS.D., right, addressing to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, August 3, 2021. McConnell said his caucus will fight the "terrible policies " of the Democrats' Reconciliation Bill. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)
This is an effort by McConnell to force Democrats will add a debt ceiling increase to the budget reconciliation bill, because Republicans will not help raise the debt ceiling. Democrats could raise the debt ceiling as part of the reconciliation measure - because it is not obstructed. But Democrats want an adhesiveWe are bipartisan from the GOP for several reasons. First, they argue that Republicans accumulated nearly $ 8 trillion in debt under the Trump administration. Second, Democrats know that some of their moderate, budget-conscious members may hesitate if they are to walk the debt ceiling plank as part of the reconciliation package without Republican air cover.
McConnell has said Republicans "will fight these terrible and painful policies " in the reconciliation package "tooth and nail.
This is really McConnell 's corner for potentially leverage the debt ceiling and make it harder for Democrats to pass their reconciliation bill - if they have to include the debt ceiling .
Democrats and Republicans will also have to negotiate some sort of interim spending bill to avoid an arrand. Republicans will push for more defense spending, less domestic spending, and the reinstatement of the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal money from going to abortion services. The long-standing Hyde Amendment has been withdrawn from supply bills in the House this cycle. Otherwise, Republicans will be arguing for a long band-aid spending bill. Democrats would prefer a shorter version until fall or early winter. It is possible that Democrats will mark hurricane aid in this bill.
So next month presents several difficult and ill-defined legislative goo. This is all complicated and difficult to understand.
Or, as Stephanie Murphy has called her own fate with the reconciliation plan, "an impossible situation.