Published On: Sat, Oct 2nd, 2021

Pelosi Sets New Deadline as Biden Says Democrat Infighting Leaving ‘Everybody Frustrated’

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A new deadline. Frustration over clashes between Democrats in Congress. And optimism that President Joe Biden’s plan, backed by so-called progressive members, will ultimately succeed. That’s what unfolded on Saturday, hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) canceled a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package that the Senate passed over a month ago. “Everybody is frustrated,” Biden told reporters outside the White House before departing for Wilmington, Delaware for the weekend. Pelosi and Biden are trying to hammer out an agreement with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a 96-strong group that’s holding firm on its insistence that it will tank the infrastructure bill if moderates don’t first help pass a budget package that comes in at $3.5 trillion. Moderates, including two key senators, are upset that the bills have been tied together and many have so far refused to commit to supporting the budget bill. Republicans are divided on the infrastructure … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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