House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stands with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen prior to the start of Pelosi’s weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, USA, on Jan.
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U.S. House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi reiterated Sunday that she expects the $ 1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill to be passed this week, but voting on the bill could be postponed from its original Monday schedule .
“Let me just say we’re going to pass the law this week,” Pelosi said on ABC’s This Week. “I never come up with a bill that has no votes. You can’t choose the date. You have to go when you have the votes in a reasonable time and we will.”
Pelosi had promised to vote on the Infrastructure Act on or before September 27th. The Senate has already decided on the measure.
“It may be tomorrow when we have the votes,” she added.
The spokeswoman added she was working to reach consensus on President Joe Biden’s $ 3.5 trillion reconciliation law.
The House Budgets Committee voted on Saturday to pass the bill and send it to the House. Moderate and progressive Democrats have argued over the size and scope of the package, but Pelosi said Sunday it “seems natural” that the price of the bill will come down.
“Everyone, overwhelmingly, and I think even those who want a smaller number, support the president’s vision,” she added.