- Progressives celebrated Nancy Pelosi delaying a vote on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
- They are withholding support until a much larger $3.5 trillion package makes progress.
- Progressives worry that if the smaller package goes first the larger one may never happen.
Progressives in the House of Representatives were celebrating Thursday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed a vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill thanks to a rebellion in her party.
Democratic representatives, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, refused to support the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill unless a larger, $3.5 trillion social welfare and climate change bill makes more progress.