House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal told Just the News that there will be a filibuster-proof reconciliation bill passed in the Democratic-led House that includes President Biden’s entire American Families Plan.
Neal said he was not aware of all the details of the bipartisan infrastructure deal yet but said there will have to be a budget reconciliation bill passed in addition to a bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Biden’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan has tuition fee community college, universal pre-K, financial support for child care and Medicaid expansion. A recent study concluded that Biden’s families plan would end up costing about $700 billion more than the White House is projecting.
Neal was asked if he thinks the entire American Families Plan will be weaved into a reconciliation bill if it’s left out of the bipartisan infrastructure framework congressional negotiators have reached with the White House.
“Yeah, it seems to be as though, based on some of the early comments the president had that it looks to me, not knowing all the details yet, that there’s going to have to be a reconciliation bill,” Neal said on Thursday.
The $1.2 trillion bipartisan framework does not include the new spending programs that would be created if Biden’s American Families Plan is enacted.