Rep. Ilhan Omar: The Infrastructure Bill Alone Accomplishes Less Than Less Than 10% Of Biden's Agenda

Progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar talks about the budget negotiations on Capitol Hill. <blockquote>REP. ILHAN OMAR: Can I add something? I think the other piece that, you know, I know <a href="https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/09/30/progressive_caucus_chair_jayapal_after_pelosi_meeting_were_in_the_same_place_on_biden_budget_infrastructure.html">the Chairwoman has repeated and -- and it keeps getting lost</a>, is that this is not a progressive agenda. We are fighting for the Build Back Better agenda which is the president's agenda, so if the senator thinks electing more Democrats is how you get it done, then that is something he should state to the president because this is the president's agenda. This is, oddly, the progressives who are holding up his agenda and trying to make sure that the president has a success in fulfilling that many agenda. If we pass the infrastructure bill alone, we are not even accomplishing 10% of his agenda, right? The majority of the agenda that the president ran on that delivered us the House, the Senate and the White House, is in the Build Back Better agenda. If we fail to deliver on that promise, we have failed the American people. We are not -- we are not -- we are not in the business, right, of wasting this once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver on the promises that we have made in child care, in health care and in addressing our climate infrastructure and in address our standard infrastructure as well. </BLOCKQUOTE> More: <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"We have said clearly ... to the speaker that we will not be able to vote for the infrastructure bill until the reconciliation bill has passed," Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal says.<a href="https://t.co/eQR8ep3ABz">https://t.co/eQR8ep3ABz</a> <a href="https://t.co/TNW6eIVl9P">pic.twitter.com/TNW6eIVl9P</a></p>— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) <a href="https://twitter.com/CNNnewsroom/status/1443633613745102861?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 30, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>