Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell anticipated on Thursday that no Democrats will vote for Biden’s infrastructure bill, highlighting a proposal to raise the taxation as well as his personal “alert system” about the government debt. Even though all Democrats in Congress voted against President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief bill last month, many of them have openly celebrated support for their districts.
Pleas of Congress
Last month, the offices of Reps. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) released a press, praising the MTA’s reduction of cuts, linking it to a letter sent to them, requesting the MTA to rethink these reductions of services. Congressman Garbarino applauded MTA’s effort by saying that I support the MTA’s intention to reverse the service cuts. Having the timeline maintained is in the best interests of staff, riders, and our society. He claimed that he is grateful that the MTA and LIRR heeded their pleas to guarantee the security of citizens.
Congressmen called MTA’s and LIRR’s decision to reverse course on recent service cuts “A Great News” for riders and workers. Congressman Zeldin also supported the decision of MTA by saying that The MTA is playing a great role in bringing us back to our way of life as New York enters a critical phase of restarting and rejuvenating our local and regional economies.
Progress in Bill Funding
The MTA has added the progress to $6.5 billion in this bill’s funding, but Garbarino told the New York Post that the move was taken before the bill’s almost certain passage in the House. Zeldin said that he didn’t accept the funding because it was mixed with trillions of dollars of unassociated trust or you can call it fake money.
Roger Wicker got under great pressure on Twitter right after the bill approved the Senate without his assistance for honoring a $28.6 billion for restaurants which he had introduced that ended up being included in the bill.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), who had previously described the bill as nothing more than a Pelosi payout, tweeted last week that he was glad to report that more than $19 million in grants to hospitals in his district were assigned by the bill.
Pelosi said in a statement that Democrats have publicly acknowledged that their communication around the American Rescue Plan was carried out incompetently, forecasting “more of this audacity” if Democrats reject Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan.