Pelosi sets Thursday vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill

Lawmakers will still debate the bill on the House floor on Monday, but the actual vote will be pushed to Sept. 30, when some surface transportation programs are set to expire, Pelosi announced in a Sunday night missive to Democrats.

The vote is only part of what’s set to be a jam-packed week in the House. In addition to the vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Democrats are also aiming to take action on the $3.5 trillion package to expand social safety net programs, act to prevent a government shutdown on Oct. 1 and avoid a debt default…

“We will bring the bill to the floor tomorrow for consideration,” Pelosi said on ABC’s “This Week.” “But you know I’m never bringing a bill to the floor that doesn’t have the votes.”

The surface transportation programs aren’t the only government funding that is expiring Thursday. The federal government’s fiscal year ends Thursday, meaning that there would be a shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass a funding bill by then.