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BUILD BACK BETTER

It is up to Biden and the Democrats in Congress to figure out how to unite warring progressive and centrist wings of the party on a narrower series of domestic investments now that his $1.75 billion "Build Back Better" initiative is in ruins.
With the conflict in Ukraine raging, Biden intends to use the annual speech to stress the importance of countering Putin and push his domestic economic agenda, including reintroducing elements of his stalled Build Back Better program.
Now is the time to turn this around by passing legislation that renews the Child Tax Credit and that deals with the housing crisis.
Biden and his advisers are planning to rely on their revamped approach — keeping the progress of the talks more confidential and making greater use of the White House legislative team and Cabinet members

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From the column: "We are now down to a mere eight years to cut greenhouse-gas emissions by 50%. We need the Build Back Better bill."
From the column: "It is astonishing that questioning the prevailing thought among your party in Washington has become such an anomaly. However, I don’t think we’ve seen the end of this legislative theater."
From the column: "A multimillionaire politician funded by corporate coal interests has the power to push my 4-year-old boy and me off the economic cliff. Or he can pull us back from the brink and start investing in a brighter future."
Offer a cookie to a senator for his swing vote, and he’ll ask for a glass of milk to go with it.
From the column: "It’s easy to feel worn down by the churn of news. But ... there’s also a lot for progressives to be hopeful about."
From the column: "Providing for the national defense is our government's most important priority, but blindly increasing our defense dollars isn't a path to more security."

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He voted against one of the largest middle-class tax cuts in U.S. history.
It is time to call on our senators (202-224-3121) to pass Build Back Better for a brighter future for all Americans.
From the column: "How can residents know how to fix their schools if no one is providing them accurate independent information about how their local tax dollars are being spent?"

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