19 Senate Republicans Vote For an Infrastructure Bill the House Will Put on Hold
We begin with the bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the senate today with 19 Republicans joining all the Democrats and speak with David Dayen, the Executive Editor of The American Prospect and author of Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power. He joins us to discuss his latest article at The American Prospect, “Infrastructure Summer: The Bipartisan Bill Is Step One of Many” and assess how much the bill was weighted in favor of Republican priorities over Democratic ambitions. We also look into how the bill will be greeted in the House at the end of the month where progressives are already indicating they are underwhelmed and want to vote for the $3.5 trillion package first while centrists who want to vote on the bipartisan bill first, will be happy to bring home the bacon in terms of jobs and infrastructure investment.
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