The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a $3.5 trillion budget resolution Tuesday after a White House pressure campaign and assurances from Speaker Nancy Pelosi helped unite fractious Democrats to move ahead on the core of President Joe Biden's economic agenda.

The 220-212 vote puts to rest, for now, an intraparty rift between progressives and moderates that threatened to derail Pelosi's strategy for shepherding the budget framework and a separate $550 billion bi-partisan infrastructure bill through Congress.

To avoid a showdown on the floor, Pelosi orchestrated Tuesday's roll call to avoid a direct vote on the budget resolution. Pelosi used a procedural maneuver that deemed it passed once the House adopted a rule governing floor debate for two other measures—the infrastructure bill and voting rights legislation. No Republicans voted in favor of the rule.

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