House Majority Leader Hoyer Steny Hoyer said he was doing “terrific” as he left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.
When asked if that meant they had the votes to pass spending bill tonight, he told CNN, “I think we’ll have the votes.”
More on the expected vote: House Democrats are gearing up to pass President Biden’s plan to dramatically expand the social safety net as soon as tonight with leadership racing to secure a legislative victory for the party even as major obstacles await in the Senate.
The sweeping $1.9 trillion economic legislation stands as a pillar of Biden’s domestic agenda. It would deliver on key Democratic priorities by dramatically expanding social services for Americans, working to mitigate and address the climate crisis, increasing access to health care and delivering aid to families and children.
CNN’s Clare Foran, Manu Raju and Morgan Rimmer contributed reporting to this post.
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