“Bowman, along with five other progressive congressional Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, rejected the bill…. The other two congressmen who represent Westchester, Mondaire Jones and Sean Patrick Maloney, voted for the bill.

“Bowman, a Yonkers resident, said in a statement he and other progressives made clear for months they wanted to vote on the infrastructure bill and Build Back Better Act together. The vote on the latter was delayed after some representatives wanted it reviewed by the Congressional Budget Office before considering it. He asserted that his conservative colleagues moved the goalposts….

“Westchester County Executive George Latimer…said he supports the [infrastructure] bill, though he noted, ‘Congressman Bowman is a friend and friends disagree sometimes on issues.'”

“Westchester Democratic Committee chair Suzanne Berger said she’s received more emails and calls about Bowman’s actions following his vote in a 24-hour period than any other issue since she became chair 13 months ago.”