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House Prepares to Pass Largest Tax-and-Spending Bill in History

November 19, 2021

“Never in American history will so many taxes be raised and so much borrowing be needed to pay for all this reckless spending.”

McCarthy’s marathon speech began at 8:38 p.m. Thursday and ended eight hours and 32 minutes later, at 5:10 a.m. Friday.

McCarthy’s “filibuster” will not prevent a vote on the Democrats’ big-government omnibus agenda bill, which is set for Friday morning. It is expected to pass and move to the Senate, where it remains to be seen if Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema will fall in line with their party’s power play. Not a single Republican supports the so-called “Build Back Better Act.”