Bipartisan Caucus Opposes Linking Budget, Infrastructure Bills

Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC) in the House, a bipartisan group of moderates, have long opposed linking the Senate-passed infrastructure bill with the Democratic $3.5 trillion budget. Now, as the time for a vote on these bills is only days away, these moderates are keeping up that pressure. A Democratic coalition of nine PSC members made headlines in August after they publicly released a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warning her against bundling the two bills and encouraging swift passage of the infrastructure bill by the House. In the letter, they called the infrastructure bill “a bipartisan victory for our nation” and swore that they would “not consider voting for a budget resolution until the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passes the House and is signed into law.” After several failed efforts to force the coalition of PSC members to relent, Pelosi made an …Read More

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