White House chief of staff Ron Klain seeks to sidestep debate on reconciliation

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain dodged Thursday whether Congressional Democrats would work to lead President Joe Biden’s $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan through the reconciliation process, potentially lifting the threshold requested by the Senate filibuster would be circumvented by 60 votes.

“Look, I think we want to do it,” said Klain POLITICO Playbook in a virtual interview. “And I think that starts with talking to a wide range of members from both parties to see where the support is [and] what that looks like when we move it through the process. That is our first goal. “

As the White House moves into the next phase of its ambitious legislative agenda, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer prepare to reconsider the instrument of reconciliation that Democrats used in an aid package last month Authorized $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus without Republican support.

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