Despite a visibly annoyed Nancy Pelosi has been forced to admit defeat by members of her party as she once again postpones the floor vote, the sweeping infrastructure bill.

The House Speaker threw up the white flag late into the evening on Friday, Oct. 1, admitting that “more time is needed” to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that is one of the pillars of President Biden’s agenda, after previously vowing to pass the measure “this week,” referring to the week of Sept. 27, which instead ended on Friday with yet another stalemate.

While Pelosi had promised moderate House Democrats that the infrastructure bill would be on the floor, progressives threatened to sink it unless it was coupled with a $3.5 trillion spending measure, known as the Build Back Better Act, that includes a variety of social welfare programs. 

Republicans are united against the larger bill, and Senate Democratic moderates Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona refused to support $3.5 trillion in new spending, meaning the bill could not pass the Senate. This means that even if Pelosi were to pass it in the House, it would be a futile effort.

The White House sought desperately all week to strike a deal with Manchin and Sinema on the Build Back Better bill, but without success.

‘While great progress has been made in the negotiations to develop a House, Senate, and White House agreement on the Build Back Better Act, more time is needed to complete the task,” Pelosi wrote in Dear Colleague letter. “Our priority to create jobs in the healthcare, family, and climate agendas is a shared value. Our Chairs are still working for clarity and consensus. Clearly, the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill will pass once we have agreement on the reconciliation bill.”

Previously, Pelosi had said that the infrastructure bill would pass. She initially indicated she would put it to a vote Thursday night, but she did not. Then she said it would be voted on Friday, but she was forced to reverse course again.

Following a meeting between President Biden and the Democratic caucus Friday, it was unclear when the House would revisit the measure again.  

17 thoughts on “Pelosi Admits Defeat Bails on Infrastructure Vote Despite Promises”
  1. Out of the $1.5 trillion infrastructure for roads and bridges only $42 bil goes to roads and bridges. The rest goes to mass transit, ie- trains, elec buses, elec charging stations ,etc. Trumps $400 bil actually went to roads and bridges, etc. the dems at the time were agianst it because it wasn’t enough Meyer

  2. LISTEN UP….NANCY PELOSI Days are NUMBERED. SHE Still has RESERVATIONS to the FIERY PIT. NOONE Enters HEAVEN unless THEY Can PASS Thru GOD’S Reinforcements Outside HIS KINGDOM. The ARCHANGELS Protect the inside of GOD’S KINGDOM. From SamuraiQueen 😄😄😄

  3. The road and bridge infrastructure bill goes only $42 bil for roads and bridges. The rest of the money goes to mass transit, ie buses, bus lanes, elec mass transit, trains, subways, etc

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