Bernie Sanders: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill ‘Ain’t Gonna Happen’ Without Reconciliation

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told SiriusXM’s Dean Obeidallah on Thursday that a bipartisan deal on infrastructure “ain’t gonna happen” unless there’s also a “major reconciliation bill” that concerns climate change, Medicare expansion and other progressive issues.

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the White House made “a deal” with a bipartisan group of senators on infrastructure, but several Democratic senators have already criticized the agreement.

“They have my word. I’ll stick with what we’ve proposed, and they’ve given me their word as well,” Biden said during a press conference, according to CNBC. “None of us got all that we wanted. I didn’t get all that I wanted. But this reminds me of the days we used to get an awful lot done up in the United States Congress.”

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