Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, also known as AOC, says that she promises to vote ‘NO’ on the Infrastructure Bill if the Democrats don’t release the bill’s text beforehand and threaten them to adopt her radical social infrastructure ideas the bill.
AOC says she's a NO if infrastructure bill comes to a vote tomorrow. "I don't see how ethically I can vote to increase U.S. climate emissions."
And says a "framework" is not enough on larger bill; needs detailed bill text.
"We have had framework for six months. We need text." pic.twitter.com/adFsbGl7h4
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 27, 2021
The New York Democrat joins her two other colleagues Kristen Sineama and Joe Manchin, not backing Biden’s infrastructure plan.
Moderate Democrats and the Liberal wing have been clashing over the bill, with Liberal Democrats threatening to vote ‘NO’ on the infrastructure bill if reconciliation isn’t put up for a vote along with the original bill.
According to Pelosi, Democrats were getting closer to a deal by the beginning of this week. She said in a press release: “As we have insisted, we are close to agreement on the priorities and the topline of the legislation, which can and must pass the House and Senate,” Pelosi went on to say: “At the same time, we are facing a crucial deadline for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework to pass.”
Even though no bill has been written, Nancy Pelosi is forcing the House Rules Committee to hold a hearing Thursday to put pressure on Democrats to vote yes and end the stalemate.
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