Nancy Pelosi Says Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Will Be Passed 'This Week' if Not Monday

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill will be passed this week. But she did acknowledge the vote may be delayed past Monday, as progressive and centrist Democrats continue to spar over the spending bill.

Pelosi made a deal with a group of moderate Democrats that the bill—which includes funding for roads, bridges, high-speed internet, rail and transit, drinking water upgrades and other priorities meant to shore up the nation's infrastructure—would be voted on Monday.

The legislation passed in the Senate last month with bipartisan support. Nineteen Republicans and every Democrat voted for it.

However, progressive lawmakers have said they would not vote for the bill unless the House and Senate approve a $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill funding "human" infrastructure that would tackling climate change, expanding Medicare, and offering free two-year community college.

While appearing on ABC News' This Week, Pelosi said she would not bring a bill to the House floor unless she had the votes to guarantee its passage.

"I'm never bringing a bill to the floor that doesn't have the votes," she said.

The Speaker said the House would still pass the bill this week, vowing to uphold her promise to moderate lawmakers. The bill is still set to be brought to the floor Monday for "consideration," she said, but that does not mean Congress will vote on it then.

She said she would not set an arbitrary date for when the vote will occur and that Democrats need to "build consensus" to move forward.

"You cannot choose the date," she said. "You have to go when you have the votes in a reasonable time."

Also on Sunday, Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal of Washington state said the "votes are not there" to pass the bipartisan bill, casting doubt that the vote would take place on Monday. She told a CNN reporter Friday that at least 50 Democrats would vote against the bill—far more than the handful of Republicans who have signaled support for it.

When asked by This Week host George Stephanopoulos if an agreement on the broader $3.5 trillion bill would need to be reached in order for the bipartisan bill to pass, Pelosi said he is "absolutely right," but that there would need to be some changes to the price tag.

Pelosi said it "seems self-evident" that the final price tag would be smaller than the $3.5 trillion sent to the House by the Senate and White House, but dismissed claims that the party is divided over the bills.

"Everybody overwhelmingly, even those who want a smaller number, support the vision of the president," she said.

The Democrat-led House Budget Committee voted 20-17 on Saturday to pass components of the $3.5 trillion bill. One Democrat, Rep. Scott Peters of California, reportedly sided with Republicans against advancing the measure. The bill now heads to the House Rules Committee for expected amendments before the House will vote on it.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill this week, even if the vote is delayed past Monday. Here, she presides over the House in October 2019. Win McNamee/Getty Images