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Unions want House progressives to support BIden’s bipartisan infrastructure package

Prominent labor groups are urging progressive House lawmakers to stifle their concerns about the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal and give it their full support.

Why it matters: Even if the package wins enough Republican support in the Senate, Democrats are growing increasingly concerned progressives in the House will sink the deal.

  • Rep. Peter DeFazio, chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unloaded Tuesday on the bipartisan deal, insisting it included “extraordinary deficiencies.”
  • “I’m not taking it,” DeFazio said. “We cannot miss this opportunity to deal with safety issues in a meaningful way.”
  • Building trade unions, which saw many of their members support President Trump, view the “hard” infrastructure plan for roads, bridges and other projects as a way to bring union households back in the Democratic fold.

What they are saying: “The message is mostly to progressive activists: Let’s take a good deal for the American citizen and American public,” said Mark McManus, general president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters.

  • “These are good-paying

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