House Dems Near Deal, Approach Infrastructure Win For Biden

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Instead, Biden spoke to House leaders, moderates and progressives, said a White House official who described the conversations on condition of anonymity.Among those Biden reached was Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., who leads the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which has been at the forefront of delaying the infrastructure measure for leverage. Those setbacks have made party leaders — moderates and progressives alike — impatient to produce impactful legislation and demonstrate they know how to govern. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., said of the apparent deal with moderates: “We drafted it with them. Biden asked her and her 95-member group to back the bill, said a person who recounted the conversation only on condition of anonymity.Another progressive, Rep.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive and moderate lawmakers seemed near a truce Friday evening expected to result in quick House passage of a long-stalled $1 trillion infrastructure bill, clearing the way for a victory that President Joe Biden and his party are increasingly anxious to claim.

Under the agreement, brokered by Biden and top Democrats, progressives would end their roadblock against the package of road, water and other projects. In exchange, moderates who’ve balked at a separate 10-year, $1.85 trillion measure boosting...

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