House Speaker Pelosi ‘disappointed’ Dems won’t go through with initial $3.5T reconciliation bill, US News Revolution
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks towards the House Chamber to convene the House for legislative business at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. The House is expected to vote to increase the debt limit later this afternoon. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks towards the House Chamber to convene the House for legislative business at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. The House is expected to vote to increase the debt limit later this afternoon. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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UPDATED 11:13 AM PT – Thursday, October 14, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she’s “very disappointed” Democrats are not going ahead with the proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. During a press conference this week, she claimed the spending package would have been very transformative, but insisted it will still lead to extensive reform.

Those comments came after Pelosi told colleagues Monday, fellow members of the Democrat caucus have been advising her to “do fewer things well” in regard to the reconciliation bill. The California lawmaker did not disclose a specific figure Democrats will seek to reduce the bill too.

“Well, let me just say that at $3.5 trillion, we were doing everything well,” Pelosi  stated, “So not a question of now we’re doing it well because it’s less money. But the fact is, is that if there is, are fewer dollars to spend, there are choices to be made and members have said, ‘let’s get the results that we need.’”

This comes as moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has set his limit on a reconciliation package to $2.2 trillion.

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