Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) on Wednesday threw a wrench in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan.
A group of bipartisan senators on Wednesday reached an agreement on the $1.2 trillion hard infrastructure bill after Republicans stalled the measure last week.
There is an additional $3.5 trillion budget resolution on top of this infrastructure measure that the senate is trying to pass before the August recess.
However, it appears Sinema just nuked the Democrats’ plans because all 50 Dem senators (and Kamala Harris) would need to vote in favor of budget reconciliation in order for it to pass.
“I have also made clear that while I will support beginning this process, I do not support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion — and in the coming months, I will work in good faith to develop this legislation with my colleagues and the administration to strengthen Arizona’s economy and help Arizona’s everyday families get ahead,” Sinema told The Arizona Republic.
Inflation and rising consumer prices is quickly becoming the number one issue for Americans.
83% of Americans are worried about inflation and spiking consumer prices.
When asked about inflation and rising consumer prices during last week’s CNN town hall dumpster fire, Biden said the multi-trillion dollar spending bills “will reduce inflation, reduce inflation, reduce inflation.”
According to a new ABC News liberal leaning poll, 55% of Americans are now pessimistic about the direction of the country – a 20 point drop in optimism since May.