Pelosi fails to secure votes to pass $3.5 trillion Biden Budget, punts to Tuesday

According to a new report from The Hill “After hours of negotiations, Pelosi late on Monday night failed to strike a deal with the leaders of a 10-member bloc of centrists who are demanding a vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill before considering a budget resolution that paves the way for a $3.5 trillion spending plan to expand social support programs and combat climate change.’

Per the report:

Democratic leaders left House members in limbo all Monday night as to whether there would be a vote on a procedural rule setting up floor debate parameters to consider the budget resolution, the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a measure to restore part of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013.

It wasn’t until after midnight Tuesday that Democratic leaders announced that consideration of the rule wouldn’t happen until after noon.

Pelosi told Democrats over the weekend that the party would aim to complete work on both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion spending plan to expand social safety net programs by Oct. 1. Surface transportation programs also expire on that day, creating an incentive for lawmakers to send the bipartisan infrastructure bill to Biden’s desk by then.

But moderates adamant on voting first on the bipartisan infrastructure bill want a more decisive commitment.

“We’ll see tomorrow,” Pelosi told reporters, when asked when a vote date would be.