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Pelosi, Moderate Democrats Stuck Over Infrastructure Bill Timing

  • House speaker seeks to address demands for a quick vote
  • House members plan votes next week to advance Biden plan
Nancy Pelosi
Nancy PelosiPhotographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi floated a potential compromise to moderate Democrats who are threatening to withhold crucial support from a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint, prompting a rebuff as the group said they stand by their demand of an immediate vote on a separate, bipartisan infrastructure package.

Pelosi’s proposal, in a letter to rank-and-file Democrats, involves allowing a procedural vote next week on the $550 billion infrastructure bill to mollify their demands, as well as an already planned vote to advance the more expansive Senate budget framework.