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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she won't "give up" on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who has been acting as an obstacle on the House Democrats' election reform bill, Politico reports.

The big picture: Manchin has opposed some of the more high-profile legislation, which House Democrats have backed, and has ultimately played a pivotal role in much of the success, or failure, of House-passed bills in the Senate.

  • Manchin recently wrote an op-ed opposing the bill, arguing that in its current state, it would "destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy."
  • “I don’t give up on Joe Manchin,” Pelosi said on Sunday. “As I said to him, ‘I read the op-ed. You left the door open, and we're going to go right in.’”
  • Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer indicated that he intends to hold a vote on the matter regardless of where Manchin stands. However, he has said that he would consider tweaking the bill at Manchin's suggestion, per Politico.
  • “Now, is it possible we might change a few things here and there? We’re gonna do it,” Schumer said.

Go deeper: House passes sweeping election and anti-corruption bill

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Pelosi's back-to-school math problem

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may need votes from an unlikely source — the Republican Party — if she hopes to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill by next Monday, as she's promised Democratic centrists.

Why it matters: With at least 20 progressives threatening to vote against the $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill, centrist members are banking on more than 10 Republicans to approve the bill.

Pelosi calls raising the debt ceiling a bipartisan responsibility

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a "dear colleague" statement Sunday evening, calling on Congress to act in a bipartisan manner to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

Why it matters: Congress is fast approaching an October deadline to raise the nation's debt ceiling and avoid a government shutdown. But the issue has become a thorny partisan stand-off.

First look: Conservatives' 2022 big target: Tax increases

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Conservative groups are unveiling huge ad-buys going after vulnerable House Democrats over tax increases and other revenue measures in their party's massive infrastructure spending bill, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: President Biden and Democrats have an immense amount of political capital riding on a $3.5 trillion bill facing razor-thin margins in both chambers. Conservatives are running ads targeting the House members who leaders will need to pass the measure.