house speaker Nancy Pelosic (D-California.) said on Sunday that she may not bring the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill to the House floor on Monday as previously planned, adding that she would wait to make sure her partners in it. after all the votes required are Democrats continued to compel the passing of demands.
“I will never bring a bill to the floor that doesn’t have votes,” she said ABC News “This Week” Anchor George Stephanopoulos. “You can’t choose the date, you have to go when you get the vote in a reasonable amount of time, and we will.”
Pelosi said on Friday that he plan to bill To vote on Monday. Although the speaker may push back the vote, she said on Sunday she still plans to have it sometime this week.
Democrats had vowed to oppose passage of the infrastructure bill unless they were allowed to vote first on President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Reconciliation bill, which would seek to address climate change, boost education. Measures designed to promote, reduce health care costs, and other social support are included. program.
Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash), president of the Congress Progressive Caucus, said last week that more than 50 members of her caucus stood by the demand.
“We are excited to vote for both, and we will vote for both,” she said of the bills in an interview on Sunday. CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But we really need to meet the reconciliation bill.”
However, there has also been some stalemate over Biden’s reconciliation bill. sensor Joe Munchkin (DW.VA) and Kirsten Cinema (D-Ariz.), whose votes will be crucial to passing the bill in an equally divided Senate, have both said the total amounted to too much to earn their support.
Asked about the disagreement on Sunday, Pelosi said it “seems self-evident” that the total will have to be reduced by $3.5 trillion.
“Joining our priorities should get us to the numbers where we find common ground,” she said. “Can we reduce the time or find other things to make the numbers smaller? That’s what we’re discussing right now, but we’re up for it.”