“A great deal of progress has been made this week, and we are closer to an agreement than ever,” Psaki wrote. “But we are not there yet, and so, we will need some additional time to finish the work, starting tomorrow morning first thing.”
Pelosi’s problem with the infrastructure bill
Negotiations were expected to resume Friday, which White House press secretary Jen Psaki alluded to in a statement late Thursday night thanking Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for their efforts.
We have a path to usher in a new era of economic growth that benefits everybody, not just those at the top, with the Build Back Better Agenda and Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 30, 2021
Progressives say they’ll withhold their support on the bipartisan infrastructure package until moderates strike a deal with them on the Build Back Better Act. Washington state Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the Congressional Progressive Caucus chairwoman.
New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a co-chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, touted that he and Pelosi were both whipping Democrats on the floor.
“She’s doing it,” he said earlier Thursday. “It’s the Pelosi magic.”
Following the announcement that the vote had been postponed, Gottheimer tweeted, “It ain’t over yet!”