In a surprise move, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) actually held a vote and passed the massive $5 trillion infrastructure bill that doesn’t actually have any infrastructure projects in it. As this meme notes, the bill does however contain plenty of kickbacks and payoffs to Democrat Party donors and grifters in it.
Less than 6% of the things in the bill actually pertain to infrastructure, according to the CBO. It’s also expected to raise the deficit by about $367 billion in the first year of its shelf life (if passed). Oh, and there is an amnesty provision in it for an unknown number of illegal aliens that is no doubt in the millions.
The good news is that Pelosi was never going to pass this bill in the first place, because she knew it was dead in the water in the US Senate. There’s no way this spending package is going to get 60 votes, especially when Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are both adamantly opposed to it.
Maybe Pelosi thought she’d throw a Hail Mary and see if it sticks before Thanksgiving break? Who knows? Should be interesting to see what happens next.