The Lives Hanging in the Balance of Build Back Better

TheNation.com | December 16, 2021
Posted in News

As negotiations drag on, the economic security of millions of Americans is at stake. For these four families, the bill would make an enormous difference.

As 2021 races to a close, President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party’s entire domestic agenda hangs in the balance. Biden and Democratic lawmakers have been hard at work putting together a massive legislative package to address a number of key priorities, including health care, housing, caregiving, education, and climate change. But with Republicans marching in lockstep against it, Democrats can only pass the Build Back Better agenda on their own, requiring that every member vote in favor. 

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