House votes to advance Biden's jobs and infrastructure plans, breaking logjam

Posted on AllSides August 24th, 2021
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House Democrats voted Tuesday to move forward with President Joe Biden's top legislative priorities after resolving a standoff between their leaders and centrist rebels, who threatened to block the multitrillion-dollar safety net expansion.

The House voted 220 to 212 on a key procedural motion to instruct committees to write the $3.5 trillion bill, which can pass both Congressional chambers without any Republican support. To placate the centrist Democratic holdouts, Speaker Nancy Pelosi committed to a Sept. 27 deadline to vote on the $550 billion Senate-passed infrastructure bill.

Every Democrat voted for the measure,...

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