Democrats near deal to break budget impasse

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a band of Democratic centrists are finalizing a deal that would clear the way for passage of the party’s $3.5 trillion budget framework and set a Sept. 27 House vote on infrastructure — an offer both sides hope will end their weekslong standoff.
After several hours of furious negotiating Monday night, Pelosi and her team are close to announcing the compromise, which they hope to put on the floor as soon as Tuesday afternoon, according to several people familiar with discussions. Most, if not all, of the recalcitrant moderates — led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J..) — were expected to accept the deal and back the budget blueprint on the floor later Tuesday, though terms are not yet finalized.
Gottheimer and his centrist allies, including Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), huddled Tuesday in the ceremonial office of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in the final hours before

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By Heather Caygle, Sarah Ferris, Nicholas Wu and Anthony Adragna

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