Headline RoundupSeptember 28th, 2021

Progressives Rebel as Pelosi Plans Infrastructure Vote

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Leaders of the House Progressive Caucus said Tuesday that they would tank the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill — which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to bring to a vote this week — unless Senate Democrats first agree to a version of their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation proposal. Pelosi announced her plans on Monday after she said Senate Democrats would need more time to work out their differences on the larger bill. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden met separately with Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, both of whom have publicly opposed the $3.5 trillion price tag. 

Coverage was more prominent in D.C.-focused outlets like Politico and The Hill. Coverage varied across the spectrum on calling the Democrats planning to block the infrastructure bill "Liberal Democrats," "Progressive Democrats," or other labels. Coverage in some right-rated outlets framed these Democrats as holding the infrastructure bill "hostage."

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