“Build Back Better”


Opinion: We Cannot Build Back Better Without Ensuring Water Security for All – Inside Sources

Without a vote in the Senate on the Build Back Better Act, especially with continued objections to the legislation from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), communities across the country are understandably concerned about the climate impacts of inaction. With increasingly frequent and catastrophic floods, freezes, hurricanes, and fires – including the recent devastating fire in Colorado


Opinion: Have We Really Seen the True Joe Manchin?

Just last month the Democrats’ “historic” legislative push, Build Back Better (BBB), hit a wall as it was entering its final stages. That wall was Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Since that moment both the left and the right have been in an uproar. Progressives felt betrayed since they had allowed the bipartisan

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Democrats try to ‘build back’ after Manchin tanks $2T bill

Democrats are struggling to pick up the pieces after Sen. Joe Manchin effectively crushed President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill. But they face serious questions whether the $2 trillion initiative can be refashioned to win his crucial vote or the party will be saddled with a devastating defeat. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed


Opinion: Americans Oppose New Employer Penalties

New penalties on employers for unfair labor practices in the Build Back Better Act are deeply unpopular among voters. The New Hampshire Journal just released a poll taken last weekend showing 75 percent of individuals oppose the new penalties, and only 10 percent approve. Section 21006 of the Act contains civil penalties of $50,000 for

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Power of one: Manchin is singularly halting Biden’s agenda

Sen. Joe Manchin settled in at President Joe Biden’s family home in Delaware on a Sunday morning in the fall as the Democrats worked furiously to gain his support on their far-reaching domestic package. The two-hour-long session was the kind of special treatment being showered on the West Virginia senator — the president at one


Senate parliamentarian deals Democrats blow on immigration

Democrats must drop an effort to let millions of immigrants remain temporarily in the U.S. from their expansive social and environment bill, the Senate parliamentarian decided Thursday, dealing the latest blow to a longtime priority of the party, migrant advocates and progressives. The opinion by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan arbiter of its rules, all

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