House Democrats put paid family leave back into the expense account. The bill is seen as crucial for codifying the Democratic agenda and for delivering a victory for President Joe Biden and his administration amid declining poll numbers.
The paid family leave provision is popular but nearly overruled the bill after Senator Joe Manchin (DW. Va.), Expressed moderate opposition against it.
The change has been announced in a letter from the speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Early Wednesday morning, which said the Settlement Committee will hold a hearing later in the day to review it.
“We had scheduled a hearing of the Build Back Better Legislation Rules Committee on Monday, but suggestions for change continued to arrive. This morning we will present the amendment to the regulation which contains some changes. MEPs were asked to further revise the legislative text published six days ago, as well as the amendment that will be published this morning, “wrote Pelosi.
The President noted that some “outstanding” issues with the legislation should be addressed, especially as he promised don’t force House lawmakers to vote on anything that can’t get 50 votes in the Senate.
“It was my intention throughout this process to present to the House and approve a bill that would pass the Senate in the same form,” Pelosi wrote.
“Because I was briefed by an opposition senator about some of the priorities contained in our bill and because we need to have legislation passed by the House and Senate in the final version of the Build Back Better Act that we will send to the President’s desk, we must strive to find common ground in legislation ‘.
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