"We will vote for the infrastructure bill, even though many of my members don't want to do that, frankly, because they think it's not just too small, but it's got some problematic things in it," Jayapal told CNN host Jake Tapper.
"But we will vote for that, as long as we get the reconciliation bill with our priorities passed," Jayapal said. "And the speaker has been very strong on this message that we need to do both together. And so we talked through that. I made sure she understood that we have over half of our caucus that remains committed to delivering only both the bills, not one at a time."
"So now we want to make sure that both bills are moving together," she said. "And we're going to hold to that commitment. And so, yes, half our members, more than half our members will not move the bipartisan bill without the reconciliation bill being passed."
CNN's @jaketapper just had Jayapal on for a grossly long segment and at the end wished her a happy birthday, but did not ask about why she put so many other lives at risk by wearing no mask at her crowded birthday bash. https://t.co/k895Ya4sff— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) September 21, 2021