Pelosi rebuffs McConnell on infrastructure Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday amplified her plans to link a bipartisan infrastructure agreement to a second package of Democratic economic priorities, rebuffing an appeal from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to decouple How Republicans out of power are trying to dictate policy to DemocratsSome Republicans are pushing Democrats to dial down a big social spending package. They're also trying to control governance from the minority. Democrats eye next stage of spending fightDemocrats are bracing for a high profile tug-of-war as they pivot to the next phase of their complex spending fight. The Hill's Morning Report - McConnell pressures Dem leaders to follow Biden's infrastructure leadWelcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Democratic senator says Mitch McConnell may 'pull the football out' from Democrats on infrastructureSen. Tim Kaine compared Mitch McConnell to the Peanuts character "Lucy" who always yanks the football away from "Charlie Brown." McConnell trying to choke infrastructure progress with processHe's trying to blunt momentum for the bipartisan infrastructure bill by focusing on process before policy. Pelosi rebuffs McConnell's demands on infrastructure, holding firm on clearing a Democrat-only social spending planThe California Democrat stands by her commitment to clear Biden's bipartisan deal only after Senate Democrats approve a party-line bill.