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House Democrats Risk Rift by Teeing Up Infrastructure Vote First

Sept. 21, 2021, 4:51 PM

House Democratic leaders plan a Monday vote on the Senate-passed infrastructure bill, a move that risks deepening divisions in their caucus and dooming President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.

The infrastructure vote will almost certainly come before a vote on a broader tax and spending package, the size and scope of which has been the subject of Democratic discord for the last several weeks.

The timing of the infrastructure vote will appease moderate Democrats who were assured last month that the $550 billion package, which had bipartisan Senate support, would receive a vote by Sept. 27. In exchange, they supported ...

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