Dems prepare to fight their own over $3.5T megabill

Posted on AllSides September 3rd, 2021
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This fall marks progressives' biggest chance in years to advance their top political priorities. And their off-the-Hill allies are gearing up for an intraparty showdown.

Top Democrats are pushing to resolve lingering House-Senate disputes and have the text of their massive social spending plan ready by Sept. 15 before passing that entire bill on party lines by Sept. 27. That's the deadline Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set for a House vote on the bipartisan physical infrastructure bill the Senate passed in August — giving progressive groups only weeks to defend key elements of the...

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