Pelosi barrels toward budget showdown with Dem centrists

The standoff between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of House Democratic moderates will come to a head as soon as Monday, as leadership barrels ahead on President Joe Biden’s massive social spending plan without a guarantee it has the votes to pass.
The House returns with Democrats essentially in the same position as they were when the chamber adjourned three weeks ago for its summer recess amid resistance from centrists vowing to derail their leaders’ plans. But with a key vote on the party’s budget blueprint slated for as soon as Tuesday, the pressure is ramping up and Biden himself is expected to start phoning recalcitrant lawmakers in an effort to change their minds.
The group of centrists led by New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer is demanding an immediate vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill that the Senate passed earlier this month. Pelosi — not one to respond well

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By Heather Caygle and Sarah Ferris

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