Pelosi: House Won’t Consider Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Without Reconciliation Proposal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said that she will not hold a House vote on a bipartisan infrastructure plan bill until the Senate passes a separate, much larger $3.5 trillion budget framework via budget reconciliation rules. A group of Senate Democrats and Republicans are still working on the details of a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan, but many Democrats also want to ensure that a follow-on $3.5 trillion package becomes law. “I won’t put it on the floor until we have the rest of the initiative,” Pelosi said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “We are rooting for the infrastructure bill to pass, but we all know that more needs to be done.” The bipartisan framework focuses mostly on core infrastructure projects like roads, water, and bridges, and the Democrat-sponsored $3.5 trillion proposal includes massive spending for national preschool, free community college, and Medicare expansion, and …Read More

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