The House has returns today for a mid-August-recess vote on Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget.
However according to a new report from Politico, Pelosi does not have the votes to pass it.
The nine moderate House Democrats led by Rep. JOSH GOTTHEIMER (N.J.) say they’re not backing down from their demand that the House vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure deal before they’ll support the fiscal blueprint laying out plans for the massive reconciliation bill.
They tripled down on that in a splashy new op-ed in WaPo that published Sunday night. “Time kills deals,” they wrote. “This is an old business saying and the essence of why we are pushing to get the bipartisan infrastructure bill through Congress. … We are firmly opposed to holding the president’s infrastructure legislation hostage to reconciliation, risking its passage and the bipartisan support behind it.”