Pelosi vows to bring infrastructure to vote Thursday

Spokesman Nancy pelosiNancy PelosiBiden to Meet House Democrats Ahead of Europe Trip: Money Report: Will Joe Manchin Billion Dollar Tax Survive? Energy and Environment Overnight – Presented by American Clean Power – Democrats Prepare to Grill Oil Executives MORE (D-Calif.) He told Democrats that he will bring down a bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Senate later Thursday, rolling the dice with progressives who promise to vote against the roads and bridges package unless they move a bigger social spending package with that.

Pelosi “said she will keep the vote open until we get a majority,” said the chairwoman of the House Budget Committee. John yarmuthJohn Allen Yarmuth Democrats haggle as settlement approaches Democrats disagree with Manchin on provision of child tax credit The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Uber – Biden, Democrats delve into legislative details MORE (D-Ky.), A member of Pelosi’s leadership team, told The Hill after the Democrats’ meeting with President BidenJoe BidenBiden to Meet House Democrats Ahead of Europe Trip: Report 21 House Democrats Call for Removal of IRS Bank Reporting Proposal from Spending Bill Overnight Health Care – Presented by Altria – Vulnerable Democrats Push Drug Pricing Plan MORE in the Capitol.

Addressing her rank-and-file members after Biden, Pelosi rallied Democrats to give the president a victory as she embarks on a European trip on Thursday to address the G20 and a global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

“When the president gets off that plane we want him to have a vote of confidence from this Congress,” Pelosi said, according to a source in the room.

“For us to be successful, we must be successful today.”

Pelosi is effectively challenging progressives to directly undermine President Biden on the world stage.

Progressives have delayed the infrastructure bill passed by the Senate for months, demanding a vote on the social security spending measure.

Democratic leaders are also trying to advance their agenda to push Democratic gubernatorial candidates ahead of key elections next Tuesday and before ground transportation programs expire on October 31.

Biden stepped up the pressure in his meeting with House Democrats, imploring his party to deliver its agenda not only to push the party forward, but to show that American democracy can still work when it meets with world leaders.

“The rest of the world is wondering if we can function,” Biden said. “They look at January 6. A Republican Party that is useless ”.

Biden sought to assure progressive Democrats that the framework for the social spending package, which includes funding for universal preschool, an extension of the child tax credit, an expansion of Medicare to include hearings, among other provisions, would garner 50 votes in the Senate. .

“We urgently need a vote on both measures,” Biden said. “I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that the House and Senate majorities and my presidency will be determined by what happens next week.”

Progressives remained unconvinced that the framework is a sufficient guarantee that the two centrist senators who have lobbied to reduce the legislation – Sens. Joe manchinJoe ManchinBiden to Meet House Democrats Ahead of Europe Trip: Report 21 House Democrats Call for IRS Bank Reporting Proposal Removed from Spending Bill Democrats Try to Back Manchin on Removal of the paid family leave proposal PLUS (W.Va.) and Kyrsten CinemaKyrsten Sinema21 House Democrats Call For IRS Banking Reporting Proposal To Be Removed From Overnight Health Care Spending Bill – Brought To By Altria – Vulnerable House Democrats Push For On The Drug Pricing Plan Money – Will Joe Manchin ‘s Billionaire Tax Survive? PLUS (Ariz.) – will not deny in any way.

Top progressives maintained Thursday that they still wanted legislation for the social spending package before feeling comfortable backing the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila Jayapal Patience wears out as Democrats miss deadlines. Pelosi sets Rules meeting on Biden’s agenda; no infrastructure vote in sight 535 ‘presidents’ with veto power: why budget deal remains elusive MORE (D-Wash.), The leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, planned to survey the other 94 members of her caucus, but predicted they would need something more concrete than the White House framework.

“We have had the position of needing to see the legislative text and vote on both bills. And we’ll see where the people are, but I think a lot of people are still there, ”Jayapal told reporters after the meeting with Biden.

“I’m still going to be a ‘hell no’ [on infrastructure] unless you see both of them move, ”said Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi Tlaib Climate Defenders Set Their Eyes On Wall Street House Progressives Call On Biden To End All New Fossil Fuels That Allow Ilhan Omar To Get To Biden: ‘Keep Your Promise To Cancel Student Debt’ MORE (D-Mich.), Member of the Progressive Squad, said after the meeting.

House Democrats can only afford up to three defections and still pass laws on their own. But Pelosi will likely have some leeway for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, as at least seven Republicans have previously indicated that they will vote in favor.

That could allow the infrastructure bill to pass even if the entire “squad” of liberal lawmakers, including Tlaib, defect from their party on the ballot.

Many members of the Progressive Caucus, including representatives. Norma TorresNorma Judith Torres Democrats say Republican lawmakers implicated on January 6 should be expelled Legislator asks Pentagon watchdog to review military investigation into paratrooper killing Republican lawmakers introduce measure in support of Valentine’s Day Breed MORE (D-Calif.) AND Alan LowenthalAlan Stuart Lowenthal New Offshore Drilling Ban Must Remain in Rebuild Better Act First Senator Formally Endorses Bass in Los Angeles Mayor’s Run Bass Receives Endorsement from EMILY’s List MORE (D-Calif.), Have pledged to vote for the infrastructure every time Pelosi calls the vote.

“The feeling in the room was that this is a critical moment,” Lowenthal told The Hill. “Obviously, it is up to each person to do what they want to do, and no one was told what to do. But I think you can feel the importance of this moment right now. “

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