Pelosi Moves Toward Agreement With Moderate House Democrats on $3.5 Trillion BudgetEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

After a two week stalemate between progressive and moderate members of the House Democratic coalition, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is closing in on a deal to pass the John R. Lewis Voting Act, the Senate-passed infrastructure bill, and Sen. Sanders’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution. The nine moderates—Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-Ga.), Filemon Vela (D-Texas), Jared Golden (D-Maine), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), Ed Case (D-Hawaii), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.)—began the stalemate when they said in an Aug. 12 letter that they would not vote for the budget proposal before the House passed the infrastructure bill. Later, moderate Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) upped the ante when they joined with the nine congressmen to advise them on the situation. On Monday, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) joined with the nine, making the situation even more difficult …Read More

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