House of Representatives approves Biden’s $3.5 billion plan including path to citizenship

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House of Representatives approves Biden’s $3.5 billion plan including path to citizenship
  • After an agreement with the moderates, the House of Representatives approves Biden’s $3.5 billion plan that includes a path to citizenship.
  • With the majority in favor, another step is taken towards the approval of the $ 3.5 billion reconstruction plan presented by the White House.
  • Of the $ 3.5 billion in Biden’s plan, $ 107 billion will go to various projects, including a plan for the undocumented.

After an agreement with the moderates, the House of Representatives of the USA approves Biden’s $ 3.5 billion plan that includes a path to citizenship for certain undocumented immigrants.

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On Tuesday, the Democratic leaders of the Lower House took the opportunity to end a risky discussion, managing to include a path to citizenship in President Joe Biden’s multi-million dollar budget plan, which focuses mainly on national infrastructure.

House of Representatives approves Biden’s $ 3.5 billion plan including path to citizenship

House of Representatives approves Biden's $ 3.5 billion plan including path to citizenship
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Ultimately, the vote ended 220-212, despite intense Republican opposition. With the majority in favor, another step is taken towards approval of the $ 3.5 billion reconstruction plan presented by the White House.

Before the session, the House of Representatives experienced turbulent moments that threatened to halt the advance. However, the process continued its course and just before the voting opened, the president of the precinct, Nancy Pelosi, said: “We are not only building the physical infrastructure of the United States, we are building the human infrastructure of the United States.”

Infrastructure and citizenship

House of Representatives approves Biden's $ 3.5 billion plan including path to citizenship
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Although Biden’s project focuses on infrastructure development, it also included the possibility of granting the “green card” to certain undocumented immigrants. Now that they have given the go-ahead in the Lower House, the responsible committees will have to draft the citizenship bills that will form part of the comprehensive plan.

These proposals must pass the test with the congressional parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, who reviews whether it is legally feasible to approve it with a simple majority and that this legislative path that is just beginning does not require Republican support, since it is based on the Reconciliation process. for which they would only need 50% of the votes plus one.

Moderates end up backing Biden’s plan

House of Representatives approves Biden's $ 3.5 billion plan including path to citizenship
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Hours before, the game had changed and is that a group of moderate Democratic legislators threatened not to vote in favor of Biden’s plan. It was a strategy that required the House to first approve a bipartisan $ 1.2 billion package for public works that has already been approved in the Senate.

Pelosi negotiated and promised to vote on that bipartisan package by September 27 at the latest. In fact, he set a goal to approve both packages by October 1, The Associated Press reported. The moderates relented and finally supported Biden’s plan.

Write the proposal

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Lawmakers will now have to draft a plan that meets Biden’s demands and convinces the MP. “We are left to work together, to work with the Senate, to draft a bill that preserves the privilege of 51 votes in the Senate,” Pelosi said.

“So we must work together to do that in a way that goes through the House and goes through the Senate. And we must do it quickly, “added the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Green card for millions

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Of the $ 3.5 billion in Biden’s plan, $ 107 billion will go to various projects, including a plan for the undocumented, which will be managed by the Judicial Committee, chaired by the Democratic Representative from Illinois, Dick Durbin.

For now, the document establishes, without further details, a Plan of “permanent legal status (‘green card’) for qualified immigrants” and in the section of “Infrastructure and Jobs” it can be read that the project is expected to provide “cards green to millions of immigrant workers and families ”.

They also included free child care

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One of the most complex points for the Democrats will be the creation of a child care program, since the country does not have a consolidated structure to implement it. It is expected to include a universal Pre-K program for 3- and 4-year-olds and also a child care benefit for working families.

Among other things, it will also be proposed that Community College tuition be free for 2 years and that Child Tax Credit payments be extended for up to five years, he recalled. The opinion.

MacDonough has the last word

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The committees will have to present progress before September 15, so that they will eventually be sent to Congresswoman Elizabeth MacDonough, who will define which projects can and cannot be included in the Biden Plan.

House of Representatives approves Biden’s $ 3.5 billion plan including path to citizenship

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