Pelosi says she has ‘no intention’ of abandoning Democrats infrastructure goals

In this March 10, 2021, photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gestures after the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was passed at the Capitol in Washington. Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is being hailed by Democrats and progressive policy advocates as a generational expansion of the social safety net, providing food and housing assistance, greater access to health care and direct aid to families in what amounts to a broad-based attack on the cycle of poverty.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview on CNN on Sunday that she has “no intention” of abandoning parts of Democrats’ infrastructure goals not included in a proposal put forward on Thursday by a group of 10 Senate moderates.

A source familiar with the deal reached by 10 senators said it would cost $974 billion over five years and includes $579 billion in new spending. That was well below President Joe Biden’s current $1.7 trillion proposal.

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