Nancy Pelosi’s Deal-Making Powers Are Being Put to the Test

All week long, Nancy Pelosi had been insistent that the House would vote on Joe Biden’s trillion dollar infrastructure proposal Thursday—and, even as she and other Democratic leaders struggled to break up an intra-party feud on the day of her deadline, the House Speaker remained bullish on the package’s path to passage. “We are proceeding in a very positive way,” Pelosi told reporters early Thursday. “We’re on the path to win the vote.” But by the end of the evening, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that “no further votes” were expected Thursday…

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