Well, that’s a good question, Judy.
And I just want to say that Lisa is reporting with an eye patch, showing you the dedication that we have and how lucky we are to have that on a day like today, when it’s so intense.
So, Lisa, stop there. We are all insisting that you will be fine.
What’s Happening at the White House Today, the president and White House aides have spent all day in a scuffle trying to get Democrats on the same page. Now, the president has not been seen in public. This is because, I am told, he is speaking to MPs from behind the scenes, emphasizing that he needs his own party to try to pass this strong agenda, which He made a promise to the American people.
Another point to note is that the president is actually making this pitch for his party: We all want to be on the same page in terms of infrastructure. We all want children to have clean drinking water. We all want kids to have access to broadband, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
That’s why he’s telling lawmakers that he doesn’t want to link the bills, because the first bill, which is bipartisan, he sees it as an important first step to really help the people and Americans who need it right now. need help.
That said, it is, in fact, the legacy of the president on the line here. This is a big test for his party. And I would also say that the White House is saying that, even if it doesn’t happen today, there are more days to come. This, of course, is a deadline that Democrats have set for themselves.
But White House officials have been telling me, even after today, they expect this process to continue. They’re not admitting failure, but they’re pointing to the fact that the president will continue to try to get votes for that big infrastructure bill if it doesn’t work today.