December 3, 2021

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Biden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report | TheHill – The Hill

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President BidenJoe BidenBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report 21 House Democrats call for removing IRS bank reporting proposal from spending bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Vulnerable House Dems push drug pricing plan MORE is expected to attend a House Democratic caucus meeting on Thursday morning before he departs for Europe to attend a pair of global summits, in a last-minute attempt to push through the multi-billion dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Sources familiar with the plans told NBC News that Biden is expected to attend the 9 a.m. meeting on Capitol Hill, where he will push progressives to help get the infrastructure bill passed.

Many progressives in the House are still refusing to vote for the infrastructure package until a deal is secured on a broader social spending package, called the Build Back Better Act.

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NBC noted the meeting will likely delay Biden’s overseas travel plans, but White House Press Secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of ‘Sputnik moment’ for China On The Money — Will the billionaire tax survive Joe Manchin? MORE has said that “flexibility” is built into the president’s schedule.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report On The Money — Will the billionaire tax survive Joe Manchin? Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Democrats prepare to grill oil execs MORE (D-Calif.) said in a letter to colleagues that “Democrats are close to agreement on the priorities and the topline” of the social spending package, as she aims for a vote on the infrastructure bill this week. She called on her colleagues to have some “trust” in each other for the sake of expediency.

“We are facing a crucial deadline for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework to pass. To do so, we must have trust and confidence in an agreement for the Build Back Better Act,” wrote Pelosi.

Heading into the high-stakes climate summit in Europe, Biden is already having to contend with losing key climate provisions in the spending package after centrist Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report 21 House Democrats call for removing IRS bank reporting proposal from spending bill Democrats try to back Manchin off killing paid family leave proposal MORE (D-W.Va) pushed back against the measures.

Democrats need all 50 of their senators on board to pass the social spending bill through the budget reconciliation process, which allows the party to bypass a Republican filibuster. 

Sen. Angus KingAngus KingBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report Biden administration pushing to include IRS proposal in spending bill despite criticism Lawmakers split on next steps to secure transportation sectors against hackers MORE said earlier this week that losing those provisions weakened Biden’s position in the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, which begins this weekend.

“I think the most unfortunate part about losing the provisions of the reconciliation bill is that it weakens Joe Biden’s hands in Glasgow, the climate meeting that’s coming up, because if we’re going to get the rest of the world to take serious steps to remedy this problem, we’ve got to do it ourselves,” King said on Sunday.

Democrats have scrambled to find alternate climate provisions acceptable to Manchin, and have said they could still spend some $500 billion on climate-related programs. 

“We’re talking about an investment in climate change larger than the entire Department of Energy,” Biden’s chief of staff, Ron KlainRon KlainBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Dems see path to deal on climate provisions White House plans for 0B for climate in Democratic spending bill MORE, said on Tuesday. “We just now have to go get that done. I think we’re making a lot of progress in that regard.”

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