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Pelosi Confronts Ticking Clock as Senators Weigh Biden Economic Plan

  • Progressives impatient with pace of bipartisan negotiations
  • Moderates want cooperation with GOP but see clock ticking
Construction by Skanska AB on the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement project in Los Angeles, California, April 6, 2021.
Construction by Skanska AB on the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement project in Los Angeles, California, April 6, 2021.Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden’s quest to enact his $4 trillion economic agenda enters a turbulent new phase Monday as the U.S. House comes back into session and Democratic representatives ramp up pressure on the Senate to produce a bipartisan compromise or stop prolonging the effort.

Addressing the demands of progressive Democrats to go it alone will be a major challenge for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants in the coming weeks. She’ll need to keep an eye as well on moderate Democrats, who are leery about any solo package in the absence of the party having enough Senate votes to power it through.