Joe Biden postpones Chicago trip
President Biden has delayed plans to travel to Chicago Wednesday so he can continue to negotiate with legislators to get his multitrillion spending plans through the finish line. A White House official stated that.
“In meetings and calls over the weekend and through today, President Biden has been engaging with members of Congress on the path forward for the Build Back Better Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal,” the official said.
“He “We will continue to work on these two pieces legislation to create jobs and grow the economy and make investments for families, rather that failed giveaways to big corporations and the wealthy,” the official said.
Mr. Biden was to visit Chicago to show off the businesses that enforce vaccine requirements for their customers.
Instead, he is to remain in Washington so he could be available for Democratic legislators to facilitate the passage his Infrastructure bill and a larger reconciliation plan that would expand social safety net.
He met with Democratic legislators to assist in passing the bills.
A vote on Thursday is scheduled for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. However, progressive lawmakers have threatened that they will sink the legislation if the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill does not move forward.
Separately, Congress needs to pass a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown by Oct. 1.