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Pelosi Pushes for Infrastructure Vote as Biden Plan Delayed

  • Plan in danger as progressives say they won’t go along
  • Tax and spending package caught between party factions
The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. House Democrats set up a Tuesday vote on a bill that would suspend the U.S. debt ceiling through December 2022 and temporarily fund the government to avert a shutdown at the end of this month.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would push ahead with a House vote Friday on a $550 billion public works bill and delay a vote on a larger tax and spending bill despite continuing friction among Democrats that threatens to blow up her plans

Pelosi said the bipartisan infrastructure bill was too important to put off any longer. She said the House would take a procedural vote to set up consideration of the larger economic package, a central piece of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, before the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 25.