With no help from the GQP, House Democratic Party members just passed the most massive expansion of the social safety net in decades, a $1.75 trillion bill that funds many of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. The $1.75 trillion bill will fund:
- Universal pre-K
- Medicare expansion
- Renewable energy credits
- Affordable housing
- A year of expanded Child Tax Credits
- Major Obamacare subsidies.
The final vote was 220-213, and only one Democrat, Jared Golden of Maine, voted against the bill.
The Congressional Budget Office released its final scoring for the bill early Thursday evening, estimating that the package “would result in a net increase in the deficit totaling $367 billion over the 2022-2031 period, not counting any additional revenue that may be generated by additional funding for tax enforcement,” according to a summary.
Speaker Pelosi also promised she would be brief in her comments because her GQP counterpart, Qevin McQarthy wasn’t.
Qevie tortured the entire chamber for more than eight hours Thursday evening on into early Friday morning with a bunch of GQP grievances, wing nut hysteria, and ‘shoshilism.’