“From what we have heard, having seen no text, this bill is going to be status quo, 1950s policy with a little tiny add-on. If it’s what I think it is, I will be opposed.”
— House Transportation Committee chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), quoted by the New York Times, threatening to vote against the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Punchbowl News: “This is a problem, one the White House can’t ignore. But we also know that Pelosi & Co. are realists. Faced with the possibility of not passing either bill this fall when reconciliation comes up while also fighting over the debt limit and government funding, there’ll be limits to what can be done. And the 2022 elections — with the possibility of losing the Congress — will loom that much larger. So threats should be taken with a grain of salt at this point.”Save to Favorites