UPDATED 6:59 AM PT – Sunday, August 8, 2021
Moderate Democrats have urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to allow a stand-alone vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal. In a letter circulated on Saturday, Democrat representatives from swing and Republican leaning districts called on Pelosi to pump the brakes on the partisan so-called human infrastructure deal.
“As soon as the Senate completes its work, we must bring this bipartisan infrastructure bill to the House floor for a stand-alone vote,” reads the letter. “This one-in-a-century investment deserves its own consideration, without regard to other legislation.”
They reportedly state in the letter their concerns with the partisan plan and how they don’t want the bipartisan plan to get caught in the weeds. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi has been steadfast in her desire to see both the partisan and bipartisan deals passed at the same time.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill advanced in the Senate on Saturday, however, there are still hurdles to push through before it passes either legislative body.
The Senate is hard at work today, putting the finishing touches on what will be the largest long-term investment in American infrastructure in nearly a century. @SenateDems are ready to stay in Washington as long as we have to in order to finish this deal.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) August 7, 2021