Hoyer insists the law could be brought to the House table within weeks
In a letter sent to aides over the weekend, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD, stressed that the House would work to pass parts of President Biden’s agenda, including the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Build Back Better. Acts are included. coming weeks.
“With a short-term extension of surface-transportation programs through October 31, the House will aim to consider the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act this working period,” Hoyer wrote. ahead.”
Hoyer also said the Democrat-controlled House would also work to pass other laws, including the Family Violence Prevention and Services Reform Act and the Pump for Nursing Mothers Act, two bills marked by the Education and Labor Committee.
Hoyer said in the letter, “The House will also consider protecting older job applicants during this working period.”
Criticizing Republicans over the debt crisis in the US, the House Majority Leader said “it is imperative that Senate Republicans get out of the way and allow an up or down vote to address the debt ceiling over the next seven weeks”.
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According to Hoyer, the House will “early this month” explore options to address the threat that debt limits pose over the long term. “The Republicans have demonstrated a willingness to weaponize this for partisan purposes,” Hoyer concluded of the debt ceiling under GOP scrutiny.
Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., along with 10 other Senate Republicans, approved a short-term increase in the federal debt limit, ending a week-long standoff on Capitol Hill and potentially a Averted the default that could have triggered a recession.
Granthshala News’ Jack Durschlag contributed to this report.