According to a new report from the NY Post “Nancy Pelosi and other House Democratic leaders managed to get 10 party holdouts to cave in support of a $3.5 trillion budget resolution, clearing the way to craft a sweeping, partisan spending bill later this year.”
Per the report:
The budget blueprint, which passed Tuesday in a 220-212 vote, received support from resistant Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Carolyn Bourdeaux of Georgia, Ed Case of Hawaii, Jim Costa of California, Jared Golden of Maine, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, and Vicente Gonzalez, Henry Cuellar, and Filemon Vela of Texas.
The resolution lays the groundwork for Democrats to proceed with plans for a massive not-yet-written social spending bill, which is expected to address several of the Biden Administration’s top priorities, including immigration reform, climate change and the expansion of social programs.
The budget resolution was passed using a fast-tracked process, with leaders attaching it to a rule allowing for debate on the John Lewis voting rights bill and the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The expedited approach, which allowed members to avoid taking a record vote on the standalone bill, came in the wake of Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.) striking a deal with the centrists, led by Gottheimer, the Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, following a tense showdown over the House’s timing for a vote on the Senate-passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal.
The group of centrists attempted to strong-arm the Speaker into holding a vote on the bipartisan bill before bringing the budget framework to the floor, but ultimately agreed to vote for the rule after language was added to guarantee them a vote on the measure addressing traditional infrastructure by Sept. 27.