President Joe Biden will announce a new framework for his Build Back Better reconciliation bill Thursday morning that he believes will finally get majorities of Congressional Democrats to sign on.
The Washington Post first reported the development, with the White House expected to detail what specific policies will be found in the bill - which has been tangled up on Capitol Hill for months.
The president will meet with Democrats on Capitol Hill Thursday morning, before delivering remarks to the nation.
President Joe Biden (left), captured Tuesday campaigning for Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe (right), is expected to announce a new framework Thursday for the Build Back Better reconciliation bill
'The President will speak to the House Democratic Caucus this morning to provide an update about the Build Back Better agenda and the bipartisan infrastructure deal,' a White House official said in a statement. 'Before departing for his foreign trip, he will return to the White House and speak to the American people about the path forward for his economic agenda and the next steps to getting it done.'
Biden then travels with First Lady Jill Biden to Rome, where he'll meet with Pope Francis and other leaders on Friday before participating in this weekend's G20 Leaders' Summit.
The president had been hoping that Congress would vote on the Build Back Better reconciliation bill - which had originally been priced at a $3.5 trillion investment in 'human infrastructure' priorities and climate change provisions - before leaving for Italy and Scotland.
In Glasgow, he will participate in the United Nations' COP26 climate summit.
It's unclear what components will remain in the bill.
Paid family leave, for instance, was seemingly on the chopping block.
Democrats have been forced to whittle down the package due to resistance from moderate Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was spotted in deep conversation with Manchin on the Senate floor Wednesday, later telling reporters that she was trying to change his mind on paid family leave.
'He's looking into the details and he said he would remain open-minded,' she said. 'It's not out. It's not over till it's over.'
At the same time, Biden's $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill - which already passed in the Senate - is stuck in the House, as progressives push to keep social programs, like paid family leave, in the reconciliation bill.
Part of Biden's mission on Capitol Hill will be convincing progressives, including members of the so-called 'squad,' that they should allow a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill to go forward.
Squad member, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, said on Wednesday said she was frustrated by 'corporate lobbyists, billionaires, and coal company owners hellbent on screwing over the American people.'
'Let's have an honest accounting of what is really happening with these ever evolving negotiations,' she tweeted.
'First, instead of centering the needs of the American people, corporate Democrats have purely been about lining the pockets and serving the interests of the donor class.
'If you really want to know why a provision is being killed, all you have to do is follow the money…'
Omar blamed lobbyists for pharmaceutical firms and energy companies for sabotaging the original plan.
'It is corporate greed, and the lawmakers who serve them, who are betraying the values of our party and the American people,' she said.
'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.'