Dozens Of House Progressives Threaten To Withhold Support For Infrastructure Bill

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2021
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Left-leaning House Democrats are threatening to withhold their support for a bipartisan infrastructure bill to pressure moderate Democrats who are looking to cut the size of a corresponding spending package, underscoring the obstacles the bill still faces even after clearing the Senate with a broad bipartisan majority.

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Progressive Caucus leaders said a majority of their 96 members said in a survey they are willing to withhold support for the bill until the Senate also adopts a “robust” spending...

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