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Pelosi Faces Increased Pressure on Infrastructure Deal 

Pelosi Faces Increased Pressure on Infrastructure Deal 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could soon be forced to hold a vote on a bipartisan infrastructure deal she had hoped to block. The $1 trillion infrastructure plan is backed by Republicans and moderate Democrats, though some have threatened to withdraw their support if Pelosi attempts to stall or attach the bill to a larger spending package. 

“If the BIF is stand-alone, there is significant Republican support,” says Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). “If the BIF is linked to any other bill or held up for months, that support would fall apart.” 

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a moderate Democrat from New Jersey, threatened to oppose a key budget resolution until the infrastructure bill is “signed into law.” House progressives, on the other hand, want to move forward with the budget resolution before holding a vote on the infrastructure deal. 

“If there is not a reconciliation bill in the House and if the Senate does not pass a reconciliation bill, we will uphold our end of the bargain and not pass the bipartisan bill,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

The budget resolution, recently passed by the Senate, could allow Democrats to avoid a filibuster and pass a $3.5 trillion spending deal without Republican support. According to a senior aide, “dozens upon dozens” of lawmakers have promised to oppose the BIF until the chamber moves forward with reconciliation. 

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  1. Anonymous

    BIF…everyone know but me?

    • Nitpicker

      “…the Biden Administration, working with a bipartisan coalition of Senators, successfully developed what was being called the “BIF”—the bipartisan infrastructure bill.”

      I guess they can’t spell either.

  2. Dan Tyree

    She needs to be pressured out the door

  3. Nitpicker

    “If there is not a reconciliation bill in the House and if the Senate does not pass a reconciliation bill, we will uphold our end of the bargain and not pass the bipartisan bill,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

    The ultimate threat made by children. If we don’t get our way then nobody does. Magnificent governance AOC.

  4. frank stetson

    Not to nitpick, but we learned from the best and this type of grandstanding works both ways. First, AOC is not even in a position to make theis claim for anyone but herself. She is not a whip, she does not manage the House or even a caucus. In context, she says 90 votes, but at least 3 and probably double-digit. As is she don’t have a clue and should of shut her mouth. But she is not alone. Immediately after scoring big mid term wins during Obama: the leader of the Senate, Republican Mitch McConnell said on ObamaCare: “That means that we can — and should — propose and vote on straight repeal, repeatedly,” Sure, no matter the outcome, no matter how many times defeated, no matter the taxpayer cost, no matter the waste of taxpayer time for these fools to charge up the hill one more time, we just should do it again. After 70 times of not getting there way, they endeavor to persevere to this day.

    Two years into the Obama Presidency, Mitch announced what he would spend all of his waking moments and work time on: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” And no, Mitch is not a child.

    With over 60 failed court cases over THE BIG LIE, mostly due to lack of evidence, proof, or even a witness, they endeavor to persevere to this day. Trump’s war chest is over $100,000,000 of Conservative cash donated by the true believers to be spent on Trump hotels, recounting consulting fees, Giuliani travel, Trump travel, Republican think tanks, legal consultation, and lawyers, lawyers, lawyers. He has spent nothing on mid term candidate support. He’s a party guy. Yes, he endeavors to persevere because it pays his freight.

    With Biden in office, Mitch has grown saying: “”One-hundred percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration.”

    “We’re in! We’re in! We’re in! We’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!” said Mr. Evans, a WV House Republican leader as he stormed the Capital not acting like a child…

    What matters is not the trumpets, but the votes, who cast them and how they cast them. Everyone grandstands. It’s politics. But Republicans, starting with Obama, have ruled the day when it comes to repeated, wasted, wastes of time and money efforts aimed at getting their way no matter what most politicians and the public desire. They are the teachers, AOC is a mere student of the absurd.

  5. Ben

    Pelosi mollified the moderates with some obscure parliamentary maneuvering and the promise of a vote on the infrastructure bill before October.

    The House approved the budget resolution Tuesday, with no Democrats voting nay, as part of a procedural measure, known as a “rule,” that also calls for the House to take up the infrastructure bill by Sept. 27.

    Step one cleared.

  1. If they found nothing, then why doesn’t Trump release the inventory list of the documents. He is within his rights…