The U.S. Senate this week passed a massive bipartisan infrastructure bill and an even larger budget blueprint that would pave the way for historic changes in U.S. health, education, climate and tax policies. The two measures are roped to each other, reflecting Democrats’ strategy to pass what could be bipartisan with Republicans—and to go it alone on the rest. The Senate votes represented important steps for that approach—and the Biden administration’s priorities.
How Congress Will Attempt the Biggest Expansion of U.S. Social Programs Since FDR
August 16, 2021