Senior White House adviser says Biden ‘expects to get’ both infrastructure and reconciliation bills

Senior White Home adviser Cedric RichmondblankCedric RichmondLIVE COVERAGE: Biden tries to unify divided House GOP ekes out win in return of Congressional Baseball Game Biden attends Congressional Baseball Game amid push to save his economic agenda MORE on Sunday expressed confidence about passing each the bipartisan infrastructure invoice and the bigger reconciliation bundle, saying, “We all know what we’re doing.”

Showing on “Fox News Sunday,” Richmond made assurances that the Biden administration shouldn’t be “not involved with course of.”

“We’re involved about delivering,” he said. Richmond additionally mentioned that President BidenblankJoe BidenProgressives hit back after moderates take aim at Pelosi John Kerry expresses optimism about upcoming climate summit Biden’s Red Queen justice: How he destroyed both the investigation and the reputation of border agents MORE “desires each payments and he expects to get each payments.”

Final week, the Democratic caucus did not deliver the bipartisan infrastructure invoice up for a vote, leading to a brand new deadline of Oct. 31 being set by Speaker Nancy PelosiblankNancy PelosiProgressives hit back after moderates take aim at Pelosi Trump teases Schumer about occasional Ocasio-Cortez challenge Senate Democrats dial down the Manchin tension MORE (D-Calif.). Sen. Joe ManchinblankJoe ManchinSenate Democrats dial down the Manchin tension Progressives cheer, moderates groan as Biden visit caps chaotic week  The Memo: Progressives exult in new-found power MORE (D-W.Va.) additionally introduced on Thursday that he wouldn’t assist any reconciliation invoice over $1.5 trillion, enraging progressives.

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris WallaceblankChristopher (Chris) WallaceFox opens renovated bureau honoring Krauthammer, Snow Echo chamber update: What you missed if you live in a bubble America on edge — again MORE requested Richmond what he considered Manchin’s opposition to the social spending invoice, which Democrats hope to move with out Republican assist by means of the reconciliation course of, noting the senator referred to as it “fiscal madness.”

“Effectively, I will not say that Sen. Manchin is mistaken, however I’ll say that this administration, we all know what we have to do, we have to ship for the American individuals,” mentioned Richmond. “We predict we now have unity of function with Sen. Manchin. That is what the president does finest, and that’s to speak to Sen. Manchin and guarantee that he understands your entire imaginative and prescient why we have to do it.”

When Richmond asserted that the reconciliation invoice would price “zero,” Wallace shot again, arguing that even when the funds are derived from increased taxes on companies and the rich, that would nonetheless be a value to be thought of.

“On the finish of the day it would price zero as a result of we’re gonna pay for it,” mentioned Richmond. “Now in case you return and take a look at the Trump tax cuts, which weren’t paid for, they price billions and billions. However we will pay for every thing we spend right here and that isn’t together with the financial advantages and good points that we’ll get from it, however we all know what we’re doing.” | Senior White Home adviser says Biden ‘expects to get’ each infrastructure and reconciliation payments

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