US President Joe Biden speaks to the press after agreeing to an infrastructure investment bill with nonpartisan senators at the White House last month. [이미지출처=EPA연합뉴스]湲 蹂肄
[아시아경제 뉴욕=백종민 특파원] The green light has come to light on Congress’ passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure investment bill agreed to by nonpartisan senators and President Joe Biden. It is expected that the parliament will be able to handle the matter by the end of the month ahead of the adjournment in August at the earliest.
According to US media, including CBC, on the 6th (local time), the ‘Prablum Solver Caucus’, which includes centrist members of the House of Representatives, announced in a statement on the same day that it was in favor of the infrastructure investment plan previously agreed upon by Biden and nonpartisan members of the Senate. The group has 29 Democrats and Republicans each.
The meeting also praised the negotiation efforts of nonpartisan senators and the Biden administration, saying, “We hope to have an expeditious and independent vote in the House of Representatives.”
Their support, announced right after the Independence Day holiday, is evaluated to have increased the likelihood that the infrastructure investment bill will pass the parliamentary threshold with a bipartisan agreement without invoking the Democratic Party’s right to adjust the budget.
Conservative Fox News reported that support for the bill in the Senate exceeded 75%. This suggests that the Democrats can handle the budget bill without invoking the budget adjustment authority to handle the budget alone.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised that the Senate will begin processing a bipartisan infrastructure bill within this month.
Kim Dong-seok, a representative of the Korean American Voter’s Association, predicted that “probably ahead of the summer recess, the budget will be dealt with by consensus in Congress.”
New York = Correspondent Baek Jong-min [email protected]
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