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Progressives Defy Pelosi, Vow to Vote No on Infrastructure

  • Social spending bill ‘not some fringe’ agenda, Jayapal says
  • Pelosi has promised moderates the infrastructure vote
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House progressives are lining up to defy Speaker Nancy Pelosi and oppose a bipartisan infrastructure bill Thursday, dealing a blow to the $550 billion measure’s chances and potentially endangering President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. 

The infrastructure bill has already passed the Senate, but liberals in the House have insisted that Democrats reach agreement and pass a larger tax and social spending package that encompasses much of their priorities before voting on the roads-and-bridges measure.