Budget Clash Pits Moderate Democrats Against Biden, Pelosi

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Statements from both sides last week showed they remained divided.Among moderates, Rep. Four of the nine moderates who’ve demanded that the infrastructure bill pass first are members of that caucus.The chair, Rep. To pass any legislation over solid GOP opposition, Democrats can lose no more than three votes.If the procedural measure passes, leaders planned a vote on the budget resolution Tuesday. That would nail down a victory they could tout in their reelection campaigns next year.“The House can’t afford to wait months or do anything to risk passing” the infrastructure bill, Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, said failure to pass the infrastructure bill quickly “leaves the nation’s economy and crumbling infrastructure hostage to political gamesmanship.”On the other side, progressive leader Rep.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Outnumbered and with their party’s most powerful leaders arrayed against them, nine moderate Democrats trying to upend plans for enacting President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar domestic program face a House showdown.

All the rebellious group must do to prevail is outmaneuver the White House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and numerous progressive colleagues...

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