Sen. Kirsten Cinema on Friday criticized the Democratic Party’s leadership for the House’s “unforgivable” failure to vote on a सार्वजनिक 1 trillion bilateral public works bill.
“The failure of the US House of Representatives to vote on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is unforgivable and extremely disappointing for the community across our country,” Cinema (D-Ariz.) Said in a statement on Saturday.
“Denying Americans millions of better-paying jobs, safer roads, clean water, more reliable electricity, and better broadband only hurts everyday families.”
Cinema joined the fray of critics of democratic leadership The decision to pull the bill From the floor on Friday to save extra time to negotiate President Joe Biden’s $ 3.5 trillion social spending bill.
Moderate Democrats and other supporters of the Public Works Bill had expressed hope Pass the 1 trillion bill On Friday, then discuss Biden’s remaining health care, education, and climate change bills in the coming days.
Cinema said, “Congress was designed where American representatives of legitimate and diverse views would find compromise and common ground.”
“What the American people saw instead is an ineffective stunt to take advantage of a different proposal.”
Cinema said the Democrats’ move is a betrayal of trust, the ongoing negotiations are filled with empty promises that cannot be kept.
“It simply came to our notice then. Throughout this year, Democratic leaders have made conflicting promises that cannot be kept at all – and sometimes pretended that differences do not exist in our party, even though those differences have repeatedly been made clear directly and publicly.
“Canceling infrastructure further undermines trust. Most importantly, it betrays the trust placed in the American people by their elected leaders and denies them significant investment in their country to increase economic opportunities. ”
Rep. Among other moderate critics. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Who said in a statement Friday that her Blue Dog Caucus members “see our Caucus negotiations as hostile and ultimately detrimental to our ability to find land. It also unjustly punishes millions of Americans who want clean water, broadband Internet, repaired roads and bridges, and the provision of strong weather as soon as possible. ”
In a letter on Friday, Pelosi Told Democrats she wants to pass an infrastructure bill In late October, Democrats praised a 30-day extension to fund the Highway Trust Fund after failing to reach an agreement.
“Although there has been great progress in negotiations to develop a House, Senate and White House agreement on the Build Back Better Act, more time is needed to complete the work. Our priority is to create jobs in the healthcare, family and climate agendas is a shared value. Our chairs are still working for clarity and unity. Clearly, the Bilateral Infrastructure Bill will be passed once we have a consensus on the reconciliation bill, ”she said in a letter to“ Dear Colleagues ”on Friday evening.