And that is exactly what happened. The House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, 228 to 206.There were 13 Yeas from Republicans, too!
I get what Pelosi is doing (guarding her majority from accusations of being a do-nothing Congress and girding for the 2022 Pie Fight) and why (Manchinema effectively running the Senate blockade with 50 Republicans), and so in essence is giving up on Chuck Schumer to deal with them. I’m not mad at Pelosi (but boy-howdy, she’s being dragged on Twitter) or at anyone other than the 52 members of the Senate blocking a bill that would help pretty much everyone.
Nancy Pelosi is the most effective Speaker of the House probably in US History, and certainly in my lifetime.
And now with the Congressional Political Caucus’ leverage gone, everything is in Manchinema’s hands, where they can smother it in its sleep.
UPDATE 1: Pelosi is a total boss: