How The Reconciliation Bill Would Address The Climate Crisis & Improve Long-Term Home Care
On this edition of Your Call, we are discussing what it will take to pass the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. Progressives still say they won't vote for the infrastructure bill unless the reconciliation bill passes simultaneously.
The bill includes measures to deal with the climate crisis by investing in sustainable energy, greener agriculture, water justice and climate-resilient infrastructure. It also includes $190 billion for home care. How has the media covered the many aspects of this bill and how it would change people’s lives?
Mitch Jones, Policy Director of Food & Water Watch
Natalie Mebane, Associate Director of U.S. Policy @ 350.org
Kezia Scales, director of Policy Research at PHI, a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure quality care for older adults and people with disabilities by creating quality jobs for direct care workers
Food & Water Watch: Groups Urge Congress to Reject Carbon Tax in Reconciliation Bill
The Guardian, Bernie Sanders: The planet is in peril. We’re building Congress’s strongest-ever climate bill
NPR, Kavitha Cardoza: Home Health Care Aides Are In Short Supply
Washington Post, Heather Long: ‘The pay is absolute crap’: Child-care workers are quitting rapidly, a red flag for the economy
In These Times, Maurizio Guerrero and Sarah Lazare: A Landmark Win for Domestic Workers Lurks in the Reconciliation Bill