House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) takes questions as she holds her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters at the Capitol in Washington, July 22, 2021.
Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters
The House scrapped a planned Monday vote to advance two key economic proposals as centrist Democrats and party leaders failed to break a stalemate over how to proceed with President Joe Biden‘s sprawling economic agenda.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed to pass a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and her party’s separate $3.5 trillion spending plan at the same time. The process could take months, as the House needs to join the Senate in passing a budget resolution before lawmakers write a final proposal.
Nine members of Pelosi’s caucus urged the California Democrat to approve the Senate-passed infrastructure legislation this week and send it to Biden’s desk. Pelosi wants to pair the…