House Speaker Nancy Pelosi canceled Thursday night’s vote on President Biden’s infrastructure bill, leaving a key part of his domestic agenda in limbo amid deep Democratic struggles.
Democrats plan to continue working on Friday.
Pelosi, a San Francisco Democrat, promised centrist Democrats that the House of Representatives would vote on an infrastructure plan on Thursday, whether or not the second, much of Biden’s agenda, a multi-billion dollar expansion of national social safety nets, was completed.
The speaker spent a full day gathering votes for an infrastructure plan worth about $ 1 trillion and reaching a framework agreement on the size and scope of the social safety net. White House Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice and National Economy Adviser Brian Deese arrived at Capitol Hill to help negotiate an agreement between Democratic leaders and two center Democratic opposition members in the Senate. But these attempts ended at about 22:00.