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Transatlantic Left Voices

Build Back Better: The Fight for Biden’s Legislative Agenda

In the next month, a bitterly divided US Congress is poised to determine not only the fate of the core of the Biden Administration’s domestic agenda, but whether the US will finally begin to move away from the era of market fundamentalism and into a new period of reconstruction. The outcome is also likely to have significant effect on whether Democrats consolidate or lose their hold on the Congress in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections. The legislative scramble centers around two major pieces of legislation: a bipartisan infrastructure bill and what the administration dubs the “Build Back Better” budget reconciliation package. Both are slated to be voted on before the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

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