House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Thursday that she there “won’t be an infrastructure bill” if the Senate does not pass a reconciliation bill.
“It’s as I said. There won’t be an infrastructure bill unless we have a reconciliation bill, plain and simple. … There ain’t going to be an infrastructure bill unless we have the reconciliation bill passed by the United States Senate,” Pelosi said, according to The Hill.
🚨 Pelosi says she is going to blow up the bipartisan infrastructure bill unless the Senate raises taxes to fund her liberal wishlist 🚨 pic.twitter.com/MixITgLLjE
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“Let me be really clear on this: we will not take up a bill in the House until the Senate passes the bipartisan bill and a reconciliation bill,” the House speaker added.
“If there is no bipartisan bill, then we’ll just go when the Senate passes a reconciliation bill,” Pelosi noted.
The comments came following President Joe Biden’s announcement that a bipartisan group of senators had agreed to an infrastructure deal.
We’ve struck a deal. A group of senators – five Democrats and five Republicans – has come together and forged an infrastructure agreement that will create millions of American jobs.
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 24, 2021
The bipartisan deal may mean little, however, if Pelosi’s demands must be met. In addition, leaders among both Democrats and Republicans have noted other demands that may make the bipartisan agreement a dead end.