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On November 15, President Biden signed into law the $1 trillion infrastructure package that passed both chambers with bipartisan support and includes $550 billion in new spending and $450 billion of redirected unused funds. While there was some bipartisan support for the measure, the Build Back Better bill is very partisan, requiring the reconciliation process to pass with a simple majority.
With the November 2 election day, many are watching Virginia to see if the gubernatorial race is a harbinger for the 2022 Congressional elections. It is a dead heat between former Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) and Glenn Youngkin (R). Meanwhile, the House is aiming to vote on the latest version of the Build Back Better Act as soon as this week, despite the fact that progressives and moderates within the Democratic party are still battling
September is proving to be the most stressful month of the new Biden Administration. Not only was pulling out of Afghanistan full of chaos and lost lives, but government shutdown could occur October 1, debt ceiling extension is required by mid-October, appropriations bills are stalled, and efforts to move historic legislation that would reshape the American economy over the next 10 years hit major hurdles in Congress. The sweeping 10-year $3.5 trillion spending plan marks the significant step in Democrats’ drive to expand education, health care and childcare support, tackle the climate crisis and make further investments in infrastructure.