Pelosi urges moderate Democrats amid budget deadlock


House tenant Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Biden Administration to Limit International Fossil Fuel Funding | Pelosi launches procedural move on infrastructure bill Pelosi suggests Jan 6 panel could investigate Jordan and Banks Pelosi circulates WH talking points after Afghanistan collapse MORE (D-Calif.) Tuesday, urged his party members to move forward on a $ 3.5 trillion budget bill amid a stalemate with moderate Democrats wanting to vote on the D package first infrastructure worth $ 1 trillion.

“Today, President BidenJoe BidenBiden administration to announce booster shots for most fully vaccinated Americans: reports Afghanistan falling into chaos: five takeaways, Trump ally Adam Laxalt to challenge Cortez Masto in Nevada MORE approved the House rule that will allow us to consider the budget resolution, HR 4 and the bipartisan infrastructure bill next week, ”Pelosi noted at the beginning of the “dear colleague” letter written to the Democrats.

“The budget resolution is the key to unlocking the 51-vote privilege of the path of reconciliation for our transformative Build Back Better bill,” she added.

Nine moderate Democrats joined together to go against Democratic leadership, threatening to block budget resolution if the bipartisan infrastructure deal is not passed first.

“With the livelihoods of hard-working American families, we simply cannot afford months of unnecessary delays and risk wasting this one-of-a-kind, bipartisan infrastructure package,” the representative said. Josh gottheimerJoshua (Josh) Gottheimer Pelosi launches procedural movement on infrastructure bill Moderates revolt against infrastructure in new challenge for Pelosi Moderates pledge to freeze budget to secure infrastructure funding MORE (DN.J.), who leads the group of moderates, Recount Pelosi last week. “It’s time to put shovels in the ground and get people to work. “

Pelosi wrote in his letter Tuesday that “any delay passing the budget resolution could threaten our ability to pass this vital legislation through reconciliation. “

Democrats must move forward “united” to pass a motion to advance the budget resolution on August 23 so they can “make historic progress.”

House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerPelosi announces that House staff can now earn higher salaries than lawmakers. Poland passes controversial bills straining ties with the EU, US and Israel. (D-Md.) pushed colleagues in a private call on Tuesday to vote to move forward on the infrastructure deal, budget resolution and voting rights legislation,

“My premise is that we are going to do ‘all of the above.’ It is clear from the Senate, House, and White House that reconciliation would be part of that ‘all of the above’ to achieve the ‘Build Back Better’ program. “I hope everyone will vote for the rule on Monday night,” Hoyer said, a source said on the call.

Pelosi stressed that the fact that the three bills do not progress could threaten “”the unique opportunity to advance progressive legislation.


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