Moderate Dems urge House Speaker Pelosi to separate infrastructure packages

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) listens during a news conference April 21, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Congressional Democrats held a news conference to call for a raise in the federal minimum wage. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) listens during a news conference April 21, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Congressional Democrats held a news conference to call for a raise in the federal minimum wage. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 21: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) listens during a news conference April 21, 2016 on Capitol Hill. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Moderate Democrats have urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to allow a stand-alone vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal. In a letter circulated on Saturday, Democrat representatives from swing and Republican leaning districts called on Pelosi to pump the brakes on the partisan so-called human infrastructure deal.

“As soon as the Senate completes its work, we must bring this bipartisan infrastructure bill to the House floor for a stand-alone vote,” reads the letter. “This one-in-a-century investment deserves its own consideration, without regard to other legislation.”

They reportedly state in the letter their concerns with the partisan plan and how they don’t want the bipartisan plan to get caught in the weeds. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi has been steadfast in her desire to see both the partisan and bipartisan deals passed at the same time.

The bipartisan infrastructure bill advanced in the Senate on Saturday, however, there are still hurdles to push through before it passes either legislative body.

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