A bipartisan group of moderate GOP and Democratic Senators (including Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema) announced a breakthrough deal on traditional infrastructure – roads, bridges, and the like – with the assertion that it could pass that 60-vote Senate filibuster threshhold that is frustrating all other efforts to get legislation done.
This deal does not include the rest of the modern infrastructure measures President Biden campaigned on (climate change measures, broadband, childcare, etc.) and relies heavily on “public-private partnerships” instead of higher taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals. However, the President expects that these measures will be included in a separate bill that can be passed through reconciliation, and that both bills will have to make it through Congress in tandem.
Claire McCaskill on MSNBC declared the deal a big win for President Biden and a loss for McConnell – but until there is a vote, that remains to be seen.
MOMocrats Karoli, Aliza Worthington, and Donna Schwartz Mills will discuss infrastructure – as well as the Department of Justice action on the Georgia voting bill and new revelations from the former guy’s administration.
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