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Progressives Rebuff Pelosi on Plans for Infrastructure Vote

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  • Liberal Democrats say they will oppose a vote on roads bill
  • Details of larger Biden economic plan remain in flux
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 26.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 26.

Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Progressives Democrats in the House aren’t satisfied that an emerging framework for President Joe Biden’s economic agenda gives them the details they need to clear the way for a vote on a $550 billion roads and bridges bill. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi emerged from a meeting with Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal hopeful that progressives would back the infrastructure package as the outline of a deal begins to emerge on the larger tax and spending package.