May 24, 2022

Biden and Pelosi outline second year plan absent many of Biden’s campaign promises

As the Biden administration enters its second year, Democrats appear to be prioritizing issues they want to take care of before they potentially lose control of one or both houses of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections. 

However, instead of sticking with his campaign promises, the White House appears to be filling its calendar with issues from the Democratic wishlist for the upcoming legislative year, according to a report in The Washington Examiner

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to fellow Democrats late last week to outline her plans for the House of Representatives, leaving out key issues to the Biden campaign.

Conspicuously absent were free preschool, free community college, a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, expanded Medicare, and the implementation of green energy policies meant to end the use of fossil fuels and curb carbon emissions.

“There is a great deal to be proud of,” Pelosi said of Capitol Hill’s work during Biden’s first year, giving a nod to the Build Back Better Act, which is meant to be Biden’s signature economic achievement. 

“With that, we go on to what we want to do next,” Pelosi said, outlining what Congress will move on to as it stares down the barrel of likely losing ground in the 2022 midterms. 

Included in the California Democrat’s wishlist includes big spending for the government, bolstering of American competitiveness in producing key technology and supply chain issues. 

“Lawmakers will also consider legislation that would authorize ‘robust sanctions’ against Russian government officials and financial institutions with regard to the Ukraine crisis,” The Examiner reported. 

Pelosi also told her colleagues she would like to honor the PACT Act, which is a bipartisan effort the provide funding for veterans who have suffered injuries from exposure to burn pits. 

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