After that it moves to the Senate. It is expected to be revised by a Republican bloc that feels it is too expensive for an economy that is emerging in the early stages of a comeback as the pandemic fades.
On Friday, Whip Steve Scales urged Republicans in an email to vote “no” to what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the “Progressive Compensation Act.”
Scalise’s office wrote: “Democrats clearly have no interest in dealing with relief from COVID in a timely and purposeful manner, and instead are using the reconciliation process to confuse their liberal wish-list agenda.”
The Senate is divided 50-50 along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris voting.