Pelosi rejects Manchin’s call for a ‘pause,’ shows little willingness to pare back $3.5 trillion bill

CNN | Sep 7, 2021 at 7:57 PM
  • Ouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday rebuffed a demand from Sen. Joe Manchin to take a “strategic pause” on a $3.5 trillion economic package, making clear that she was moving on an aggressive timeline to push the measure through this month and setting up a clash with moderate Democrats eager to pare back the price tag.
  • A number of House committees are meeting in the days ahead to advance their individual pieces of the bill — including the much-anticipated Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for tax policy, and Energy and Commerce, which oversees climate change and health care.