Sinema Opposes $3.5 Trillion Budget, Throwing Wrench In Democratic Plans

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) does not support the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation plan.

Faced with a divided Senate, leadership in the Democratic Party has been attempting to ram a $3.5 trillion spending package through Congress with a process known as budget reconciliation, which allows them to avoid the sixty-vote threshold to hold a debate in the Senate.

The package — which some analysts suspect could truly cost as much as $5.5 trillion — incorporates elements of domestic spending proposals from President Biden, such as the American Families Plan. The roughly $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework — which lawmakers may begin to officially consider as soon as Wednesday evening — is a separate item from the Democrats’ budget proposal.

On Wednesday, Sinema announced that she is concerned about the cost implications of the spending package.

“I have also made clear that while I will support beginning this process, I do not support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion — and in the coming months, I will work in good faith to develop this legislation with my colleagues and the administration to strengthen Arizona’s economy and help Arizona’s everyday families get ahead,” Sinema said in a written statement to The Arizona Republic.

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