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Five Facts on Major Social Spending Programs

Congress is currently considering the Build Back Better Act, the third major spending proposal of Joe Biden’s presidency following the American Rescue Plan Act and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Initially intended to include about $3.5 trillion in new spending, the size of the package has been reduced — but it would still …

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Five Facts on Budget Reconciliation

There has been considerable coverage of efforts by President Biden and congressional Democrats to enact Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda through the budget reconciliation process, but little about what reconciliation actually is. Here are five facts on budget reconciliation. The budget reconciliation process was created by the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Reconciliation grew out …

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Five Facts on Infrastructure in Pennsylvania and the Nation

President Biden traveled to Scranton this week to highlight the need for immediate upgrades to the nation’s infrastructure. The state where the President was born offers a fair representation of the state of U.S. infrastructure, and how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would help. In Pennsylvania, there are 3,353 bridges and more than …

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Five Facts on the Great Society

President Biden’s push to pass his “Build Back Better” agenda through two major pieces of legislation — the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and the social spending and climate bill currently being considered through the reconciliation budget process — has drawn comparisons to the “Great Society” programs enacted under President Lyndon Johnson 60 years ago. But while …

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