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Biden’s Economic Agenda Faces Conflicting Demands in House

Aug. 9, 2021, 10:54 PM

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
Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

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