It’s a big shift for a president who just two months ago looked like he was on the precipice of passing massive legislation. After his predecessor’s attempts at passing a massive infrastructure programme became a meme, the Senate passed a massive bill with 17 Republican votes.
It was part of a two-pronged approach in which the bipartisan bill would pass alongside a $3.5 trillion bill including progressive priorities such as paid family leave, home and community-based care for elderly and disabled people, tuition-free community college and adding dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare.
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