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Should Progressives in Congress Oppose Biden Infrastructure Deal If Reconciliation Bill Is Blocked?

The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure invoice is making its approach by the Senate this week.

The consequence of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which requires $550 billion in new spending and reuses some unused COVID-19 aid support, will set the stage for debate on Biden’s a lot bigger $3.5 trillion package deal, which Democrats hope to move with a easy majority utilizing the reconciliation course of within the Senate.

Jacobin workers author Branko Marcetic says progressives should combat for the bigger package deal and be prepared to dam the bipartisan invoice, if wanted. “If that reconciliation bill looks like it’s actually going to get blocked, then progressives need to use their numbers and use their leverage and wield power that they really have in this Congress,” he says.

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