“She had no knowledge of that until this week,” Dingell said.
The signed document by both men states the “topline” number for the reconciliation package would be $1.5 trillion, with debate on the package beginning no later than October 1. The agreement also stipulates agreement on raising the corporate tax rate to 25 percent, the top tax rate on income to 39.6 percent, and the capital gains tax rate to 28 percent.
It is unclear why Schumer would keep Pelosi in the dark, but this revelation couldn’t have come as a pleasant surprise for her, as House Democrats have been looking for assurances that the reconciliation package would include many radical measures.
If the American people are lucky, Democrat infighting will scuttle the most exhorbitant costs and radical elements of the bill.