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Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Agenda Collapses For Now In Democrat-Controlled Congress

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President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislative agenda stalled Thursday night as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delayed the House vote on the $1.2 trillion so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill, according to a CNN report.

Multiple reports said Thursday night that Democrat leadership called off the vote on the bill.

Pelosi scheduled the House to vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill (BIF), otherwise known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. However, the vote was increasingly delayed as Pelosi tried to cobble the votes together to pass part one of Biden’s two-prong strategy for social welfare spending and other leftist priorities.

Pelosi’s roadblock for passing the bill came from House progressives, who said they would block the bill if it came to a vote Thursday.

Many leftist lawmakers wanted to have a clear path forward on the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill before they voted; however, after it appeared that they could reach a compromise, Pelosi delayed the vote.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the chair of the progressive caucus, has led the resistance against the Democrat’s moderate wing. Jayapal told CNN Thursday night that her progressive wing will not break, and they will tank t… (Read more)

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