Thursday, September 23

As Congress faces urgent budget reconciliation deadlines, President Joe Biden is planning to meet with various senators and representatives to negotiate the details of both an infrastructure bill and the legislation to keep the federal government funded past the end of September. Currently, Congress has stalled on the passages of $3.5 trillion budget bill and a $1.2 trillion transportation package to fund upgrades to roads and bridges.

Members from both parties have expressed concerns about the cost of the plans as well as how the bills will be funded. The president conveyed his desire to work out an agreement that best meets the needs of the nation and satisfies the concerns of Congress. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the president “sees his role as uniting and as working to bring together people over common agreement on a path forward.  And that’s his objective.” She added, “He’s looking forward to hearing from people and looking forward to playing a role in bringing people together over achieving our shared goal of lowering costs for people and making the tax system more fair.”

Today, President Biden will meet with Vice President Kamala Harris as part of the administration’s effort to work with Congress.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to seek God’s wisdom to do what is in the best interest of the American people as he works with Congress.
  • For God to work through congressional leaders as any budget legislation they pass will have a lasting impact on the nation and future generations.
  • For clear direction for the president as he meets with administration officials and congressional leaders as part of the budget negotiation process.

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