MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 29 Nov 2021 11:00:57 +0000 Top Dems: We have framework to pay for $3.5T bill http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/7adcd43442884997b0ad5b612a5f5010 The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a “framework" to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday, but they offered no details. (Sept. 23) 7adcd43442884997b0ad5b612a5f5010 Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:44:23 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington DC - 23 September 20211. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader: "The White House, the House and the Senate have reached agreement on a framework that will pay for any final negotiated agreement. So the revenue side of this, we have an agreement on. OK? Thank you. The framework, the agreement of a framework,"++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:"We have consensus in overwhelmingly maybe 10 to one, 20 to one in our caucus as to these priorities, a higher percentage in the Senate, but we wanted to make sure that it was paid for and I've always said I'm a pay go person, pay as you go. Sometimes I have a little disagreement in my caucus with some who just don't necessarily think we should do that. But I do. And we came to terms as to a framework of an array of, of, of agreements that we have depending on what the need is."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:"At the same time we're finalizing on the outlays side, so if we need more, we need less, that will impact the choices we make there. But this was great progress, not in terms of it's just that it's writing bills and it takes time and you have to make decisions. And that's what we did."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:"It's not about a price tag. It's about values, not dollars. And when we come to agreement on what people are for or what they would cut if they wanted to do this, what would you cut? But our goal is to have a very specific priorities, clearly presented with as close as possible results as possible."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:"We will bring our legislation forward that is ready, we can then say anything about what the framework was, the price tag we're talking about the values contained therein. We are for the $3.5 (trillion) number because that's the number that the president and the Senate sent us. We marked up to that and now we'll go to the next step. But I think we're in a very good place."STORYLINE:The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a “framework" to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday, but they offered no details.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California announced the development as Biden administration officials and Democratic congressional leaders negotiated behind the scenes on the mammoth package of spending and tax initiatives. Democratic leaders and President Joe Biden have wanted the measure to total some $3.5 trillion over 10 years. But the party has been divided over the final size and many of the details, and there has been no public word that agreements have been reached on any of those crucial questions. The statements by Schumer and Pelosi left unclear whether administration and congressional bargainers had made decisions actually paring down their options for financing the bill, or were simply working off a broad menu of options that had already existed. The leaders' comments also came with the House planning to begin considering a separate $1 trillion package of road and other infrastructure projects on Monday. Pelosi has agreed to that schedule to assuage party moderates who badly want that legislation passed but are leery of supporting the larger $3.5 trillion measure.Progressives are threatening to defeat the smaller public works measure, and it is unclear whether Democrats can push it through the closely divided House. To win over progressives and make sure both bills can pass, Democratic leaders are trying to reach agreement on a final version of the huge social and environment bill that moderates would support. “The White House, the House and the Senate have reached agreement on a framework that will pay for any final negotiated agreement," Schumer told reporters at a news conference with Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Moderate Democrats, most prominently Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, have demanded that the $3.5 trillion price tag be reduced. Democrats have proposed paying for the measure mostly with tax increases on the rich and corporations. But lawmakers have disagreed over details of those levies, and other disputes remain over initiatives to boost health care, climate change and other initiatives.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a “framework" to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday, but they offered no details. (Sept. 23) Top Dems: We have framework to pay for $3.5T bill