Two senior Dem centrists send Pelosi demands for $3.5T megabill

Two key moderate House Democrats want Speaker Nancy Pelosi to make further assurances regarding Democrats’ massive social spending bill, saying they are necessary “to obtain our support.”
It’s the latest salvo between the Democratic Party’s warring factions over the size, scope and sequencing of the up to $3.5 trillion piece of legislation, which Pelosi hopes to put to a vote on the floor by the end of the month. The speaker promised that centrists would be consulted on the bill’s provisions after 10 of them nearly upended the House’s plan to pass the budget framework last month.
Only two of those ten signed the two-page letter: Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). In it, the two lay out “overarching principles” that the reconciliation bill and its drafting process must meet in order for them to support the legislation.
Their requests include: that the bill be “pre-conferenced” with the

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By Nicholas Wu

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