Pinkerton: The Last Time Nancy Pelosi Persuaded House Democrats to Jump Off a Cliff

Pinkerton: The Last Time Nancy Pelosi Persuaded House Democrats to Jump Off a Cliff


By a narrow margin, the Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on complicated and controversial legislation.  

Inside-the-Beltway observers, always attuned to political technique, were duly impressed by the muscle used to get the bill through the House. In the words of Politico, “Despite the tough path to passage, the legislation is a significant win for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”  

For his part, the new Democratic president—less than a year into office—was delighted. He said of the legislation, “It’s a bold and necessary step.”

So, yes, Democrats were very happy when the American Clean Energy and Security Act passed the House on June 26, 2009. 

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Oh, sorry—were you thinking that this was about the Build Back Better (BBB) legislation that passed

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