Build Back Better – the revival?
Work in DC requires keeping your ear to the ground and listening/reading what people are saying. This week a lot was said about renewed discussions for Build Back Better. Although details are not known, several reports indicate that Senator Manchin (D-WV) is willing to discuss a narrow revival of reconciliation that focuses on three issues: climate change, prescription drug prices, and deficit reduction. At the same time, other reports indicate that a number of Democrats were circulating letters reiterating the need for universal preschool and any of the other care-economy proposals that were included in the package. So where are we? Who knows! Spring has sprung and perhaps as nature regenerates in the mall and other green spaces around the Halls of Congress, so too will negotiations over reconciliation revive and regenerate!
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