What to Watch in the House on Friday
If House Democrats succeed, they will pass two marquee pieces of legislation by day’s end, sending one bill to the president’s desk and the other to the Senate.
Here’s what to watch for in the House on Friday.
A House vote on Friday would send the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill to President Biden for his signature.Credit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times
Nov. 5, 2021, 11:32 a.m. ET
Democratic leaders in the House, aiming to break through an intraparty stalemate, are trying to hold key votes on President Biden’s agenda on Friday. If they succeed, they will pass two marquee pieces of legislation by day’s end, sending one bill to the president’s desk and the other to the Senate.
Here are three votes to watch as the day goes on.
The rule: This resolution would set the terms for floor consideration of the $1.85 trillion social safety net and climate change bill, which includes much of Mr. Biden’s domestic agenda. It would allow for two hours of debate before the bill is voted on.
The social safety net and climate change bill: After the floor debate, the House would vote on the legislation. If it passed, the focus would turn to the Senate, where Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the majority leader, said this week that he hoped to begin debate on the measure in mid-November.
The bill is likely to undergo changes in the Senate, as Democrats need the support of all 50 members of their caucus and must comply with strict rules on what provisions can be included in the legislation under the special process known as budget reconciliation that they are using to avoid a filibuster.
The infrastructure bill: The $1 trillion bipartisan measure was approved by the Senate in August, and a few weeks later, the House passed a rule for its consideration that will allow an hour of debate before a vote. House passage on Friday would clear the bill and send it to Mr. Biden for his signature.