U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) this week announced her commitment to passing the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill in the House by Sept. 27, 2021.
“Passing an infrastructure bill is always exciting for what it means in terms of jobs and commerce in our country,” Speaker Pelosi said in a statement. “Now more than ever, it also has to be a part of protecting our environment.”
According to a news report from The Hill, the Speaker’s deadline for the vote was announced just before the House voted to approve a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint. That vote was held up by demands of centrist Democrats who wanted the House to vote first on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Progressives in the House Democratic Caucus wanted the infrastructure bill’s vote to wait until after the budget reconciliation package was passed in the House and Senate.