Pelosi calls off vote — bipartisan framework lacks the votes to pass without reconciliation bill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had vowed to hold a vote on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework on Thursday, but had also vowed she would not bring a bill to the floor that lacked the votes to pass. Late Thursday evening, Pelosi called off the vote, CNN and The Wall Street report.

The lack of a vote was a victory for Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Progressive Caucus who had argued the bipartisan bill should advance in tandem with the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which is the far larger component of President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda.

Meanwhile, the lack of a vote was an embarrassment for Rep. Josh Gotthimer (D-NJ), who had guaranteed there would be a successful vote during an appearance on CNN.