Spending Bill Live Updates: Progressive democrats lash out at moderates after paid leave dropped

Fighting among progressive and moderate Democrats has intensified after paid leave was dropped from President Biden's spending plans. Follow Newsweek's liveblog for all the latest.

10/28/2021 12:26:00 PM

Fighting among progressive and moderate Democrats has intensified after paid leave was dropped from President Biden's spending plans. Follow Newsweek's liveblog for all the latest.

Fighting among progressive and moderate Democrats has intensified after paid leave was dropped from President Biden's spending plans. Follow Newsweek's liveblog for all the latest.

Less than half of Americans approve of Biden's handling of spending bill - pollNew figures from the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research show that 36 percent of Americans say they approve of the President's negotiation handling so far.

Aaron Sorkin Hopes People Will ‘Pay Less Attention to Twitter’ After Watching ‘Being the Ricardos’ NASA introduces the new astronaut class of 2021 Three Potential Crises Unfold on the World Stage

But 41 percent expressed their disapproval and 23 were on the fence.04:48 AM EDTPresident Biden to meet Democrats ahead of Europe trip.The president will reportedly use the meeting to plead with progressives not to sink his infrastructure bill, which the group is using as leverage over his social spending plans.

Several major players in negotiations, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have indicated they will either miss the vote or vote against the infrastructure plans if too much was cut - with paid leave a red line crossed for some.Biden's last-ditch plea will come just hours before he leaves for Europe ahead of the G20 and Cop26 summits. headtopics.com

04:29 AM EDTProgressives accuse Democrat colleagues of 'bowing down to big pharma and corporate polluters'Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Talib have been outspoken in recent days amid tense talks over the spending bill - but the latest axing of paid leave from the plans has prompted fury from the pair.

We did not come to Congress to watch our entire agenda get torpedoed by corporate lobbyists, billionaires, and coal company owners hellbent on screwing over the American people.It’s time to bring to the floor a bill that prioritizes people over corporations.

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN)I am not going to sell out my district for a bill that was written by the fossil fuel industry and championed by two Dem senators who bow down to Big Pharma & corporate polluters. Read more: Newsweek »

This Wildly Popular Dance of the ’00s Is Back With Bad Bunny

It’s a TikTok challenge waiting to happen.

With the exception of the American Rescue Plan bill ALL the other bills should have waited until after the midterms. Democrats should be concentrating on voting rights. Instead they are fighting. Just what REPUBLICANS hoped for. Democrats don't know how to properly lead. Maybe China help us start a Communist revolution.