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  Gottheimer remains defiant as congressional leaders push for reconciliation vote
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ContributorNew Jersey Politico 
Last EditedNew Jersey Politico  Aug 24, 2021 09:07pm
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AuthorJoey Fox
News DateWednesday, August 25, 2021 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAt a press conference on Monday with the Bergen County Building and Construction Trades Council, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) reiterated his support for passing the Senate-approved bipartisan infrastructure bill without first voting on a more ambitious and expansive social policy bill.

Gottheimer is one of nine moderate House Democrats currently holding up President Joe Biden’s congressional agenda, which was intended to simultaneously include the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the larger spending package passed via reconciliation. While congressional leaders such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi want to pass the reconciliation bill first as leverage, the nine holdouts have insisted they will not vote for the bill until the infrastructure package is passed.
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