Jayapal: No vote for infrastructure bill until reconciliation is passed

By | September 30, 2021

Jayapal: No vote for infrastructure bill until reconciliation is passed

1 00:00:00,240 –> 00:00:05,970 >> We have said clearly and we reiterated this again to the speaker and we’re in the same place that 2 00:00:05,970 –> 00:00:11,940 we will not be able to vote for the and for the infrastructure bill until the reconciliation 3 00:00:11,940 –> 00:00:13,740 bill has passed. 4 00:00:13,740 –> 00:00:19,410 >> Congresswoman you’ve said repeatedly that you want to make sure that the bill has the five priorities that 5 00:00:19,410 –> 00:00:25,230 progressives have put forward. Can that be done with a one point five trillion dollar reconciliation package. 6 00:00:25,350 –> 00:00:30,540 >> Well look there’s no no I don’t have a number. I don’t have a number is the number that you know that’s what he 7 00:00:30,540 –> 00:00:36,090 tells you. But you know that’s not what ultimately is going to be the package. Well it’s whatever 8 00:00:36,090 –> 00:00:41,490 . Well I don’t have an offer in front of me. My number is three point five. Our number is three point five. Somebody has 9 00:00:41,490 –> 00:00:44,160 a different offer than they can put it on the table. 10 00:00:44,160 –> 00:00:49,650 >> You don’t negotiate against yourself if you go to buy a house. You don’t put down an offer and 11 00:00:49,650 –> 00:00:55,110 then before an offer has even been put down on the table suddenly say OK I’m willing to go down another hundred thousand anybody done 12 00:00:55,110 –> 00:01:00,270 that. I don’t think so. That’s not how we negotiate. So we’ve said consistently you 13 00:01:00,270 –> 00:01:05,400 don’t like this you’re four percent just want to be clear four percent don’t like it. We understand we 14 00:01:05,400 –> 00:01:06,470 all got to come to the table. 15 00:01:06,480 –> 00:01:10,540 >> So you tell us what you want and we’ll figure out whether or not we can get there. Thanks.