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Pelosi Pushes Infrastructure Vote Despite Liberals’ Threats

  • Progressives claim votes to defeat bill as leverage in talks
  • Speaker says Democrats ‘on a path’ to pass bipartisan bill
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Rep. Clark Says Infrastructure Talks ‘Not Over’ If Vote Slips
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pressed ahead with plans for a vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill Thursday even though progressive Democrats said they have the numbers to stall it until the Senate agrees on a more expansive tax and spending package.

“We are at the same place we’ve always been,” Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington state, the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said after leaving a meeting with Pelosi. “We will not be able to vote for the infrastructure bill until the reconciliation bill has passed.”