President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislative agenda came to a halt Thursday night when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delayed the House vote on the $ 1.2 trillion so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill, according to a report by CNN.
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 further delayed by Pelosi’s attempt to cobble the votes together to pass part two of Biden’s two strategies for spending on social welfare and other leftist priorities.
Pelosi’s roadblock for passing the bill came from progressives in the House, who said they would block the bill if it came to a vote Thursday.
Many left -wing lawmakers want to have a clear path forward on the $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure bill before they vote; however, after it appeared they could get a compromise, Pelosi delayed the vote.
Led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the chairman of the progressive caucus, the fight against the moderate wing of the Democrats. Jayapal told CNN Thursday night that his progressive wing will not be broken, and they will put up the bipartisan bill when it comes to voting Thursday night.
“I’ve never seen that strong. And I’m a very good vote counter, as well, maybe not as good as Nancy Pelosi once, but I’m good,” Jayapal said. said.
Sen. said. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the chairman of the Budget Committee, said Thursday that the House could not have a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill while trying to work out the details of the multi-trillion-dollar law.
“It’s an absurd way to do business, to negotiate a multi-trillion dollar bill minutes before a major vote, with almost no one knowing what’s going on. That’s unacceptable,” Sanders said. said.
The vote seems to have delayed it after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who is negotiating with the Biden White House on the $ 3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act, said, “I don’t see a deal tonight.”
Manchin: “I don’t see a deal tonight”
– Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 1, 2021
Pelosi released a letter Dear Colleague to Democrats on Thursday night, saying, “This is a day of progress in fulfilling the President’s vision to Build Well. Thank you to so many Members and staff, doing the “Discussions continue in the House, Senate and White House to reach an agreement on the framework of the bicameral Build Back Better,” Pelosi write.
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for the Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @ SeanMoran3.