Then it moves to the Senate. It is expected to be adjusted by a Republican bloc that believes it is too expensive for an economy in the early stages of a comeback as the pandemic wanes.
On Friday, Steve Scalise, whip of the House minority, emailed Republicans to vote “no” on what he called the “Payoff to Progressives Act” by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“It is clear that Democrats have no interest in addressing COVID relief in a timely and targeted manner and are instead using the reconciliation process to work through their liberal wish-list agenda,” Scalise’s office wrote.
The Senate is divided 50:50 on a party-political basis, with Vice President Kamala Harris having the casting vote.