That leaves her plenty of wiggle room if the House adjourns next week without resolving the issue of the expiring Bush tax cuts. And if members do go home without casting that vote, she said, they won't necessarily suffer politically.
"There isn't a person in our caucus that isn't for tax cuts for the middle class," Pelosi said. "And it's not about the election, it's about the policy, and we're all very strong on that. And members, with a vote or without a vote, can go home and talk about their commitment to that."