Infrastructure vote postponed despite Pelosi's efforts to push forward: 'We are not there yet'


By Benjamin Siegel, John Parkinson, and Libby Cathey
Andrew Harnik/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives at the U.S. Capitol, Sept. 30, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Pelosi indicated she may shelve a Thursday vote on a $1 trillion public works bill without movement on Biden's package.

House Democrats scrapped plans on Thursday to vote on the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure agreement after leadership and the White House failed to bring progressives and moderates together behind a path forward for President Joe Biden’s broader agenda.

"The President is grateful to Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer for their extraordinary leadership, and to Members from across the Democratic Caucus who have worked so hard the past few days to try to reach an agreement on how to proceed on the Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better plan," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement Thursday night. "A great deal of progress has been made this week, and we are closer to an agreement than ever. But we are not there yet, and so, we will need some additional time to finish the work, starting tomorrow morning first thing."

Publish : 2021-10-01 15:13:00

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