The budget incorporates the administration’s eight-year, $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal and its $1.8 trillion American Families Plan and adds details on his $1.5 trillion request for annual operating expenditures for the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
President Biden is expected to win approval for others on his national security team in coming days, including Antony Blinken as secretary of state.
Authorities said four people died during the violence. One woman was shot by an officer outside the House chamber, and three people died in “medical emergencies” during the occupation, police said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the president in a Wednesday tweet to “sign the bill to keep government open!”
The Senate convened a Saturday session, while House members stood by for a vote that will come no earlier than Sunday.
A hoped-for announcement Wednesday failed to materialize as lawmakers across the spectrum hammered out details of the sprawling legislation and top negotiators continued to trade offers.
The top four leaders of Congress met twice in hopes of finally cementing an agreement that would revive subsidies for businesses hit hard by the pandemic, help distribute new coronavirus vaccines, fund schools and renew soon-to-expire jobless benefits.
The majority leader says Republican senators won’t support $160 billion in state and local funds as part of a potential trade-off in the deal.
The measure would give lawmakers more time to sort through the hot mess they have created for themselves after months of futile negotiations and posturing and recent rounds of flip-flopping.
Some conservatives, including Republicans from COVID-19 hotspots like North Dakota and Iowa, said they were comfortable with an aid package carrying the almost $1 trillion price tag.
The Democrats embraced a $908 billion approach from moderate Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, among others.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resumed talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about a year-end spending package that could include COVID relief provisions.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told fellow Republicans that he has warned the White House not to divide GOP lawmakers by sealing a $2 trillion relief deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The president appeared to abruptly change his mind about federal stimulus efforts hours after calling off negotiations with Democrats.
While a deal has not been struck, Speaker Nancy Pelosi postponed a House vote on a $2.2 trillion relief bill until Thursday in hopes of giving talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin greater breathing room.