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N.J., Virginia Lawmakers Push Pelosi for Infrastructure Vote

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  • Both states are stages for high-stakes campaigns for governor
  • Passage of public works plan seen as boost for Democrats
Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

A group of House Democrats from New Jersey and Virginia met privately Tuesday with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to schedule a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill before their states’ gubernatorial elections next Tuesday.

The lawmakers told Pelosi that passage this week would give Democrats a tangible legislative win, at a crucial time, as polls show Republicans in both races drawing closer to Democrats in the stretch run, said two officials familiar with the meeting said.