Senator Admits Democrats Will Use Procedural Tactic to Pass Infrastructure Bill Without Republicans

by Michael Ginsberg

Democratic Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin admitted Monday that Democrats will pass a future infrastructure bill through the budget reconciliation process.

“Ultimately, it’s going to be put together similar to how the rescue plan was put together. It’s gotta be, at the end of the day. You’re most likely going to have to use reconciliation… The Republicans will [only] be with you to a point,” Cardin said on a C-SPAN hot mic.

[…] Cardin appeared with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Democratic Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen at a United Parcel Service facility in Maryland that is serving as a COVID-19 vaccine distribution hub.

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