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Aug. 9, 2021, 10:54 PM

Biden’s Economic Agenda Faces Conflicting Demands in House

Billy House
Billy House
Bloomberg News

Political divisions within House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic caucus are widening, threatening to tie up President Joe Biden’s $4.1 trillion economic agenda once it moves out of the Senate.

Democratic moderates and progressives in the House are making conflicting public demands for what they want out of the $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure package the Senate expects to pass by Tuesday and the $3.5 trillion budget framework that Democrats will approve on a party-line vote soon after.

Nancy Pelosi
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Pelosi can only afford three Democratic defectors to win passage of the infrastructure bill and the eventual budget legislation if they are ...