Asked by Granthshala how she would describe this phase of talks, Pelosi called it “constant enthusiasm.”
With a divided Senate and a thin grip on the House, Democrats are leveraging their power to ensure that their allies support their bills, which contain President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda.
Progressives say they will withhold support for a bipartisan infrastructure package until moderates reach an agreement with them on the Build Back Better Act. But at least a dozen House Republicans are expected to vote for the roads and bridges bill, allowing Pelosi to lose some of the members on her left flank.
A source told Granthshala that Pelosi has had success in turning some Democrats into the “yes” column on Thursday.
“The numbers are going down (without votes),” the source said.
New Jersey Representative Josh Gottheimer, co-chair of the bipartisan Problem Solver Caucus, confirmed that he and Pelosi were both hitting Democrats on the floor during the previous vote series.
“She’s doing it,” he said. “This is Pelosi magic.”
Granthshala’s Manu Raju and Jessica Dean contributed to this report.
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