House Democrats passed President Biden’s massive reconciliation spending bill on Friday morning by a vote of 220-213.
Moderate and progressive Democrats negotiated over the bill for months but eventually came to a deal on legislation that has a price tag of just over half of the $3.5 trillion progressives demanded.
The bill will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to be changed significantly before going back to the House either in December or early next year.
House Democrats Friday morning defeated a Republican “motion to recommit” and moved to a final passage vote on their massive reconciliation spending bill.
A “motion to recommit” is a common procedural tactic by the minority in the House which if successful would send a bill on the floor back to the committee. But majorities almost always defeat such motions, as Democrats did 220-208 Friday.
The vote to pass the reconciliation bill started at 9:11 a.m. Friday.