Progressives Defy Pelosi, Vow to Vote No on Infrastructure (1)

Sept. 28, 2021, 7:32 PM

House progressives are lining up to defy Speaker Nancy Pelosi and oppose a bipartisan infrastructure bill Thursday, dealing a blow to the $550 billion measure’s chances and potentially endangering President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.

The infrastructure bill has already passed the Senate, but liberals in the House have insisted that Democrats reach agreement and pass a larger tax and social spending package that encompasses much of their priorities before voting on the roads-and-bridges measure.

Pramila Jayapal
Photographer: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg

“Progressives will vote for both bills, but a majority of our members will only vote for the infrastructure bill after the President’s visionary Build ...

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