The latest on the “Build Back Better” plan from an Arizona congressman

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President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan continues to be mired in negotiations on Capitol Hill, though an agreement could be brokered at any moment. We talked about the plan and where it stands with Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran.

“We’re we are at now is we are kind of in a holding pattern… the Build Back Better bill or the reconciliation bill, that’s the one there’s probably still a lot of debate to go this week. I don’t know if we’ll get a final bill out of here this week but next week is much more hopeful,” O’Halleran.

He continued that there’s been closure since the last negotiations on this bill and the budget is being proposed around $1.75 to $2 trillion.

O’Halleran believes that most people are on board with the proposed budget numbers. The major issues being focused on within the plan are climate change and health care.

He imagines the plan will pass at some point in the near future because, “when you’re in leadership, you’ve got to get things done.”

The environmental issues that are being negotiated are hinging on Senator Manchin.

O’Halleran shares that he believes Manchin is ready to get to a good point in the plan so that it passes.

Rep. Tom O'Halleran, (D) District 1

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