President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislative agenda stalled Thursday night as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delayed the House vote on the $1.2 trillion so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill, according to a CNN report.
Pelosi scheduled the House to vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill (BIF), otherwise known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. However, the vote was increasingly delayed as Pelosi tried to cobble the votes together to pass part one of Biden’s two-prong strategy for social welfare spending and other leftist priorities.
Pelosi’s roadblock for passing the bill came from House progressives, who said they would block the bill if it came to a vote Thursday.
Many leftist lawmakers wanted to have a clear path forward on the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill before they voted; however, after it appeared that they could reach a compromise, Pelosi delayed the vote.