Rice to Help Negotiate as Biden’s Agenda Stalls in Congress

Rice to Help Negotiate as Biden’s Agenda Stalls in Congress

October 1, 2021

Breitbart News reports that the White House deployed Susan Rice, former national security advisor to President Barack Obama, to Capitol Hill late Thursday evening to help push President Joe Biden’s radical agenda through Congress.

Rice now works for Biden as the director of the White House domestic policy council. She joined Counselor to the President Steve Ricchetti, White House Legislative Affairs Director Louisa Terrell, and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese for meetings with Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), both of whom oppose Biden’s $5 trillion bill in proposed domestic spending.

Rice and the White House team left the meetings late Thursday night with no deal. White House press secretary Jen Psaki touted success for Democrats, even as Congress failed to hold the scheduled vote.

“A great deal of progress has been made this week, and we are closer to an agreement than ever,” she wrote in a statement. “But we are not there yet, and so, we will need some additional time to finish the work, starting tomorrow morning first thing.”

The 96-member Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) has successfully stalled Biden’s infrastructure deal to demand movement on their agenda.

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