Jim Clyburn Says Democrats Are Close to 'Sweet Spot' on Build Back Better Cost

Asia's Tech News Daily

Representative Jim Clyburn has said that Democrats are “close to finding the sweet spot” on the cost of the Build Back Better Act amid ongoing debate within the party.

Jim Clyburn Says Democrats Are Close to 'Sweet Spot' on Build Back Better Cost
© Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-GA) speaks on Medicare expansion and the reconciliation package during a press conference with fellow lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol on September 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. Clyburn has said Democrats are nearing a “sweet spot” on spending for the Build Back Better Act.

Clyburn, who serves as House Majority Whip, told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin on Friday that he had previously questioned if the proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure and social spending bill could be paid for.

Progressive Democrats have been in conflict with moderates and in particular Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) over the provisions of the 10-year bill.

Melvin asked Clyburn about potential cuts to the Build Back Better Act and what he would not be willing to remove.

“There’s nothing that I don’t think can’t be cut,” Clyburn said.

Clyburn discussed the 10-year timeline of the bill and said some things needed to be done now.

Melvin asked about previous proposals that would have seen $6 trillion in spending on so-called “human infrastructure” and asked Clyburn about the gradual decline in that figure to what may end up being around $2 trillion.

“Well, people were ruminating for a long time,” Clyburn said. “I don’t think that anyone ever thought that after doing the rescue plan of over a trillion dollars, that we would come back with a $6 trillion program. The question is, how do you pay for that?”

Clyburn said that Democrats were committed to paying for their proposals and said “there’s no way to pay for a $6 trillion program.”

“And you may recall, I questioned as to whether or not $3.5 trillion could be paid for,” Clyburn said. “In fact, I said at the time that I thought that somewhere between $1.5 and $3.5, we’ll be able to find a sweet spot. And that – it seems to be what’s taken place now. We are close to finding the sweet spot. And it will be between those two numbers,”

Melvin asked Clyburn about Senators Manchin and Sinema, who have expressed opposition to the $3.5 trillion price tag as well as some provisions of the proposed legislation.

“Let’s just say that what they do is reflect the diversity of our caucus,” Clyburn said.

He said that Manchin comes from West Virginia, a major coal producer, while Sinema believed the U.S. should move away from coal.

“That’s what the Democrat Party’s all about,” he said. “It’s not just left and right, it’s a lot in between. And so we have to try to reconcile those differences and we do a pretty good job of it.”

Clyburn said the Democrats were being “transparent” by having discussions “out in the open.”

“That’s why I think it’s very important for us to talk about what it is we’re trying to get accomplished rather than what the price tag might be, because that price tag will be affected by whether or not it’s ten years or three years or something in between,” he said.

Related Articles

  • Less Than 50 Percent of Americans Back Climate Proposals to Substantially Cut Emissions
  • Joe Biden Town Hall—Five Strange Moments You Might Have Missed
  • Kyrsten Sinema Harder to Find Than Waldo and Carmen Sandiego: MSNBC Contributor
  • Democrat Gets First $25K Payout From Texas Lt. Gov for Reporting Republican’s Voter Fraud

Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Estrada scores 20 to carry Hofstra past Princeton 81-77

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Aaron Estrada matched his career high with 20 points as Hofstra edged past Princeton 81-77 on Wednesday night. Omar Silverio had 17 points for Hofstra (4-4). ... Read more »

Swain, Gabbidon carry Yale to 82-72 victory over Lehigh

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Azar Swain tossed in 23 points and Jalen Gabbidon scored 22 to propel Yale to an 82-72 victory over Lehigh on Wednesday night. Matthue Cotton ... Read more »

Miller's three-point night helps Canucks topple Senators 6-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — J.T Miller scored and added two assists to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 6-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Luke Schenn, Tyler ... Read more »

Santa Barbara County sheriff's officials investigating shots heard after Vandenberg Village altercation

Dec. 1—An altercation between a Vandenberg Village resident and several suspects is under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office after multiple shots were reportedly heard on Polaris Avenue, ... Read more »

18-year-old man shot multiple times on West Newlove Drive in Santa Maria

Dec. 1—An 18-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot injuries Tuesday on West Newlove Drive and was transported to the hospital for treatment, according to a Santa Maria Police spokesman. Dispatchers received ... Read more »

Average of two girls aged 10 to 14 give birth daily in Paraguay, Amnesty finds

Photograph: Cesar Olmedo/AP Longstanding plague of child abuse and extreme abortion laws fuel crisis, report says An average of two girls between 10 and 14 give birth every day in ... Read more »

Deltona man charged in fatal shooting of Deltona High School student at house party

Xyrus Zelaya is remembered as a kind, bright person. The 16-year-old was fatally shot in Deltona in October. A 43-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a ... Read more »

The Flash's Candice Patton Reveals What Iris Isn't Allowed To Wear Anymore

Barry Allen’s powers on The Flash may seem like he can do just about anything, but his on-screen wife and journalist extraordinaire has some things that she can’t do anymore ... Read more »

Liz Carr on joining 'The Witcher': 'A dialect coach taught me how to speak the Elven language!'

After starring as Clarissa in Silent Witness, Liz Carr joins fantasy show The Witcher season 2, starring Henry Cavill (aka Superman) as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, which is released ... Read more »

Dakota Johnson and Olivia Colman look chic at The Lost Daughter event

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo They both star as leading ladies in the new film The Lost Daughter. And actresses Dakota Johnson and Olivia Colman both looked typically ... Read more »

Ghislaine Maxwell trial LIVE – Latest coverage as Clinton and Trump on pilot list amid Epstein's private island claims

THE sex trafficking trial of Jeffrey's Epstein's alleged “madam” Ghislaine Maxwell started on Monday, and Lawrence Visoski, Epstein's former pilot who is testified for the prosecution, claimed former President Donald ... Read more »

Billy Eppler: Mets will have ‘pretty wide' list of managerial candidates

The four free-agent signings introduced by the Mets on Wednesday did not know whom they would be playing for. Amid all the hype around Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, Mark Canha ... Read more »

Saturday Night Live This Weekend: Twice The Billie Eilish!

This weekend Saturday Night Live returns with host Billie Eilish and musical guest… Billie Eilish! © Provided by Global TV News Billie Eilish It’s been two years since Billie Eilish appeared in ... Read more »

How to save your game in Generation Zero

© Provided by GamePur It’s important to know how to save your game in almost any game you play. Regretfully, figuring out how to save in Generation Zero can be ... Read more »

Rockin' around the Christmas tree: Rockefeller tree lit up

NEW YORK (AP) — The holly, jolly, best time of the year got a light-filled launch on Wednesday, when the towering Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center was officially turned on. ... Read more »

From beauty to tech: The 25 products that have changed our lives this year.

© Getty Images From beauty to tech: The 25 products that have changed our lives this year. At Mamamia, we independently choose and write about products our writers genuinely recommend. ... Read more »

Nothing to accept cryptocurrencies for new ear (1) black edition

© Provided by Zee News London: London-based consumer tech company Nothing on Wednesday said it will start accepting cryptocurrency payments for its new product in selected countries (excluding India) from ... Read more »

Thursday's top brokerage calls: Tech Mahindra, L&T, Voltas and IEX

© Provided by CNBCTV18 © Provided by CNBCTV18 Jefferies on Tech Mahindra, Tech Mahindra, Tech Mahindra share price, brokerage calls, stock market Jefferies on Tech Mahindra | Remote working has ... Read more »

Red Wings top Kraken 4-3 in shootout for 4th straight win

DETROIT (AP) — Adam Erne scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Detroit Red Wings won their fourth straight game by beating the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Wednesday ... Read more »

Ryan Rogers homicide: Palm Beach Gardens police make arrest in missing teen's case

PALM BEACH GARDENS — City police announced late Wednesday that they have made an arrest in the death of 14-year-old Ryan Rogers. Ryan Rogers, 14, was found dead Tuesday, Nov. ... Read more »

Can Dreamcore Make the World of Custom-Built PCs More Inclusive?

Top image: Zat/Rice Media What’s a RICE editor doing at the launch of Dreamcore, a new custom-build PC retail outfit, you ask? Curiosity, Susan. Curiousity.  Dreamcore, whether they realise it ... Read more »

Peja tak puas hati usaha banteras kahwin bawah umur

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Antara faktor yang menyebabkan perkahwinan bawah umur adalah kerana pendapatan rendah dan kemiskinan, menurut Ahmad Faizal Azumu. (Gambar Bernama) KUALA LUMPUR: Menteri Belia dan ... Read more »

Japan retracts new flight bookings ban after criticisms

TOKYO — Japan says it has retracted a ban on new bookings on incoming international flights to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus only a day after the ... Read more »

Industri seni turut terpalit rasuah

© Provided by Sinar Harian SHAH ALAM – Industri seni negara tidak terkecuali daripada terpalit dengan elemen-elemen rasuah, kata seorang artis yang juga penyampai radio, Fizie Roslan. Menurut beliau, perkara ... Read more »

Japan retracts a ban on new bookings on incoming international flights to defend against new variant due to criticisms

TOKYO — Japan retracts a ban on new bookings on incoming international flights to defend against new variant due to criticisms. Read more »

Manchester City takkan mengalah!

© Provided by Sinar Harian PENGENDALI Manchester City, Pep Guardiola melaungkan amaran penyandang juara itu tidak akan berputus asa dalam pemburuan kejuaraan Liga Perdana Inggeris (EPL) selepas melakar kemenangan 2-1 ... Read more »

Internet suspension rules ‘grossly misused', caused huge economic loss, says Parliament panel

© Provided by The Print New Delhi: The rules for regulating internet shutdowns in India have been “grossly misused”, leading not only to huge economic loss and untold suffering for ... Read more »

Kendra Kramer stuns netizens with 'doll-like' selfies

IG: Kendra Kramer Netizens are gushing over Kendra Kramer’s “doll-like” beauty. Doug and Cheska Kramer’s eldest daughter just posted a bunch of selfies with her hair pulled back and natural-looking ... Read more »

ICMAI CMA Admit Card 2021 for Dec exam released, direct link to download here

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India has released ICMAI CMA Admit Card 2021 for December examination. The admit card for December exams can be downloaded through the official site ... Read more »

Wireless Earphone Users Report Fire and Burn Injuries, Prompting Recall of Over 300K Units

© Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A brand of DEWALT wireless earphones sold at The Home Depot and other hardware stores was recalled on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety ... Read more »

PNP opens application for gun ban exemption

© STAR/File PNP opens application for gun ban exemption MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday started accepting applications for exemption on the ban on firearms and security ... Read more »

10 fishermen go missing after boats overturn near Gujarat's Gir Somnath

At least 10 fishermen went missing after their boats overturned near Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district. According to sources, at least 10-12 boats, which were carrying 10 fishermen, capsized allegedly due ... Read more »

No. 25 Seton Hall blows past Wagner with balanced attack

Jared Rhoden, who scored 15 points, goes up for a shot during Seton Hall’s 85-63 win over Wagner. AP Jared Rhoden had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Kadary Richmond ... Read more »

Omicron worry: Covid cases in South Africa double in a day

South Africa’s new cases of Covid-19 nearly doubled in a day, authorities reported Wednesday, signalling a dramatic surge in the country where scientists detected the omicron variant last week. New ... Read more »

Omicron fallout: Centre and Maharashtra bicker over new guidelines; 6 travellers from 'at-risk' countries test COVID-positive

© Provided by Firstpost Omicron fallout: Centre and Maharashtra bicker over new guidelines; 6 travellers from ‘at-risk’ countries test COVID-positive With an eye on reports from across the world about ... Read more »

Christmas season kicks off with Rockefeller Center tree lighting

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Midtown Manhattan. The iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit Wednesday night in front of a festive audience — a year ... Read more »

Lockdown in THIS country as Omicron fears spread - Know details

© Provided by DNA South Africa will remain on the lowest ‘Level One’ of its five-level lockdown strategy to fight the Covid-19 pandemic despite the global panic around the detection ... Read more »

Amid LAC Deadlock, China Looking at Integrated Air Defence Grid, Putting Together PLA & Air Force Assets: Intel​

© Provided by News18 Amid LAC Deadlock, China Looking at Integrated Air Defence Grid, Putting Together PLA & Air Force Assets: Intel​ Amid the deadlock at the Line of Actual ... Read more »

Hyman scores 30, Orange upset No. 18 Ohio State women 96-91

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Teisha Hyman scored a career-high 30 points, Chrislyn Carr scored all 24 of her points in the second half and Syracuse upended No. 18 Ohio State ... Read more »

Wichita St. wins third straight at OSU's Gallagher-Iba Arena

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Ricky Council IV scored 17 points, Morris Udeze added 13 points and Wichita State beat Oklahoma State 60-51 on Wednesday night for the Shockers third straight ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic