Drafting of the infrastructure bill will take place in May, says Pelosi

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House said Thursday May is likely to be a critical month on Capitol Hill for President Joe Biden‘s comprehensive corporate tax increase and infrastructure plan. Pelosi said House Democrats will only put a bill up for a vote when it is ready, “not a day before, not a day after.” But early May looked attractive to put pen on paper, he said.

“We hope to write a bill, perhaps a large part, in the first week of May, for the infrastructure part,” he said at a virtual press conference with journalists. “And we will see when the Senate will act on those proposals and then we go to a conference or just amend the product of each one,” he said. In the current House calendar, which is set by Democrats, the first full week of May is reserved for committees to meet, which could include consideration of bills to be sent to the House. The House is scheduled to be in session in the middle of the two weeks of May, and votes are expected most days from May 11-20. Read more: Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for investing a lot of money in caring for the elderly At the White House, Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave a similar but less specific timeline. “We want to see progress for Memorial Day. We would like to see this package approved in the summer, ”Psaki said at the White House daily briefing. However, he said the White House did not feel the same sense of urgency with the plan as it did with the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus and hoped that Biden would spend some time talking to Democrats and Republicans to get support for the plan.