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Nancy Pelosi speeds ahead with plans to vote on Biden's infrastructure bill even as progressives threaten to revolt again

Nancy Pelosi speeds ahead with plans to vote on Biden's infrastructure bill even as progressives threaten to revolt again

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
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Nancy Pelosi is speeding toward a vote on the infrastructure bill amid progressive opposition.




Biden unveiled a $1.75 trillion social-spending framework on Thursday, cutting many proposals.




Progressives have remained adamant they will not vote for infrastructure until they approve of the social-spending reconciliation bill.


Shortly after President Joe Biden unveiled his $1.75 trillion, scaled-down social-spending framework early on Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi jumpstarted efforts to set up a vote on the $550 billion infrastructure bill later the same day.But signs of trouble are mounting as progressive lawmakers say they want the full social spending bill drafted before casting a vote on the infrastructure bill focused on upgrading roads, bridges, pipes, and Internet connections."We intend to vote for both bills when the Build Back Better text is ready," Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told reporters.Pelosi said during a press conference Thursday afternoon that the nearly 2,000 pages of text for the bill is up and ready for review, but the next step in the process will be holding a hearing for lawmakers to review and negotiate the text. She declined to say at that time if the infrastructure vote would indeed be held on Thursday.
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