×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: frank | pelosi | biden | politics | congress

Barney Frank to Newsmax: Pelosi and Biden Have 'A Great Skill Set Together'

(Newsmax/"Spicer & Co.")

By    |   Tuesday, 24 August 2021 10:22 PM

Former Rep. Barney frank, D-Mass., told Newsmax Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and President Joe Biden working together have “a great skill set” in moving legislation, like the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill and $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed.

“You have a great skill set with Nancy Pelosi and President Biden working together, but I think the main thing driving this are members of Congress thinking about reelection, and that, on the whole, this is a popular thing to do,” Frank said on “Spicer & Co.” Tuesday.

Pelosi and House Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation resolution Tuesday along party lines 220-212 without any Republicans voting for it.

Pelosi was able to push the large resolution through by promising moderate Democrats in the caucus that a smaller bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill would be put on the floor for a vote by Sept. 27.

"Passing an infrastructure bill is always exciting for what it means in terms of jobs and commerce in our country," Pelosi said in a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing her commitment to the Sept. 27 deadline. "We must keep the 51-vote privilege by passing the budget and work with House and Senate Democrats to reach agreement in order for the House to vote on a Build Back Better Act that will pass the Senate."

Currently, 10-11 Senate Republicans agree to support the smaller bill which deals with “hard” infrastructure like roads, bridges, rails, airports, and seaports, while the bigger resolution deals with Democrats’ “soft” infrastructure including the expansion of social programs and climate change mitigation, most of which Republicans oppose.

Frank said that the timing is right for the legislation, and he thinks both pieces will pass “substantially” because the COVID-19 pandemic gave people a reason to have more trust in the government being able to help.

“This set of policies is popular with the American people,” he said. “For a long time, people have been very suspicious of (the government), and I think we've seen a great change in that with regard to COVID.”

Frank said that Pelosi, despite her critics, has been a very successful speaker of the House, especially when compared to her Republican predecessors.

“As far as challenges from the (Democratic) party, I think, compare her to the ruins of the career of (Republicans) John Boehner, and Paul Ryan,” he said. “In fact, she's the first successful speaker who hasn't been forced out since Tip O’Neil. “You had (Republicans) Newt Gingrich and Dennis Hastert, so the list of Republican speaker disasters is very great.”

Note: See Newsmax TV now carried in more than 100 million U.S. homes, on DirecTV Ch. 349, Dish Network Ch. 216, Xfinity Ch. 1115, Spectrum, U-verse Ch. 1220, FiOS Ch. 615, Frontier Ch. 115, Optimum Ch. 102, Cox cable, Suddenlink Ch. 102, Mediacom Ch. 277, AT&T TV Ch 349,  FUBO and major OTT platforms like Roku, YouTube, Xumo, Pluto and most smart TV’s including Samsung+, Sony, LG, Vizio and more – Find All Systems that Carry Newsmax – Click Here

Related Stories:

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsmax-Tv
Former Rep. Barney frank, D-Mass., told Newsmax Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and President Joe Biden working together have "a great skill set" in moving legislation, like the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill and $1.2 trillion infrastructure...
frank, pelosi, biden, politics, congress
532
2021-22-24
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 10:22 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved