The House voted 220–213 to pass Democrats’ $1.8 trillion Build Back Better budget bill on Friday, sending the bill to the Senate after months of delays and infighting. Republicans have been opposed to the legislation since its inception, and voted against the bill unanimously. One Republican congresswoman said that she was emphatically voting “Hell no” on the “Build Back Broke” bill. But Democrats did not achieve this unanimity, despite the enthusiasm of many members to pass the bill after months without progress. Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine), a staunch moderate in the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, voted with Republicans against the bill. Earlier in the year, Golden joined a group of nine (later ten) moderates in demanding that the partisan budget bill be de-linked from the infrastructure bill, which the moderates called “a bipartisan victory for our nation.” This demand led to a months-long clash between moderates and progressives that even …


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