Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday morning that she still plans to vote on a 1 1 trillion bilateral infrastructure bill in the U.S. House of Representatives the next day, even though her progressive Democratic colleagues were ready to block this important part of President Joe Biden’s program.
There were some expectations that he would cancel a vote, but instead of a House notice on Thursday night, he said no vote was expected before 10 p.m.
The delayed vote will be a push for Biden, Pelosi and other top Democrats, but discussions are likely to continue in the coming weeks.
“We are on track to win the election. I don’t want to consider any other option than that, ”the California Democrat told reporters in his weekly briefing this morning.
Progressive House Democrats are looking at the track to widen the infrastructure,
The bill, already passed in the Senate, unless the party moves forward with a 3.5 3.5 trillion package aimed at “human infrastructure”. Meanwhile, moderate Democratic senators have continued to oppose larger-scale price tags, making it harder for House progressives to get the assurances they are demanding from the Senate.
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“In the end, that’s when you really have to weigh. You can’t get tired, you can’t admit. That’s the fun part, ”Pelosi said during his briefing.
He said he saw the 3.5 3.5 trillion package as the “finalization” of his service to Congress “because it was about children” and insisted it would be implemented.
“We will have a reconciliation bill. That’s for sure, ”he said, referring to the larger bill, which is expected to go through a process known as budget reconciliation.
But he noted that progressives are hard to persuade to support small bills, sometimes known as bipartisan infrastructure structures or BIFs.
“It is impossible to persuade the BIF to vote without assuring that the reconciliation bill will come,” Pelosi said.
On Wednesday, Pelosi suggested that the House may not vote on Thursday as planned in the infrastructure bill. He also hinted Wednesday that the $ 3.5 trillion package needs to have a consensus legal text in order to find support for small measure among progressives.
Democratic Representative in Washington, Pramila Jaipal, who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, made the disappointing sound as she appeared on CNN on Thursday.
“I don’t think the infrastructure bill is going to come up for a vote tonight, because I don’t think the reconciliation bill has an agreement yet, and that’s what we’ve said very clearly that we need, if we’re going to vote yes to the infrastructure bill,” Jaipal said. Said.
A month ago, Pelosi set a target date for voting on the infrastructure package this past Monday, but then in recent days he has pushed back his deadline this Thursday. He promised a vote to a group of moderate House Democrats by last Monday to get their support for a systematic vote for a larger package.
The Bilateral Infrastructure Bill, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed the Senate by a vote of 69-30 on 10 August, but it still has to go through the House and be signed into law by Biden.
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White House Press Secretary Jane Saki was not taking a towel to vote on the infrastructure bill during a briefing Thursday afternoon.
“We are working to win a vote tonight. We have several hours left in the day, ”Sasaki told reporters.
In addition to wrestling with their big plans for public work and social programs, Democratic-led Washington on Thursday tackled a partial shutdown and a deadline to fund the government to avoid a debt n-limit drama.
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