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House Progressives Stand Ground in Spending Package Negotiations

June 30, 2021, 9:01 AM

House liberals are digging in their heels to ensure their priorities make it into a pair of forthcoming spending bills set for divergent paths toward becoming law.

The insistence from the Congressional Progressive Caucus comes as the White House makes a push on Capitol Hill to get Democrats to fall in line on a tax and social spending package that would likely need to be passed in a party-line vote and a smaller, $579 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill that was negotiated in the Senate.

Democrats’ slim majority means a handful of lawmakers—from either wing of the party—could sink the larger ...