Published On: Sat, Oct 2nd, 2021

Pelosi Delays Infrastructure Vote Amid Democrat Infighting: ‘More Time Is Needed’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday delayed a vote on a Senate-passed infrastructure bill, drawing criticism from some members of her party. So-called progressives and moderates within the caucus are battling over a $3.5 trillion budget proposal. The Congressional Progressive Caucus, a bloc of nearly 100 House members, doesn’t want to pass infrastructure without the lower chamber first passing the mammoth budget piece, but moderates say the proposals should be considered separately and have urged a vote on the infrastructure bill. Pelosi, who had already delayed the vote at least once, told members late Friday that “great progress has been made” in intra-party negotiations. But “more time is needed,” she added in a note. “Our chairs are still working for clarity and consensus. Clearly, the bipartisan infrastructure bill will pass once we have agreement on the reconciliation bill.” Some members went public with criticism of Pelosi over the delay, …

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