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Media Roundtable: House Democrats pass major healthcare, education & climate package. Not one Republican voted in favor.

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On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we're discussing the passage of President Biden’s nearly $2 trillion social spending and climate plan, also known as Build Back Better Act. The package would increase child care assistance, fund universal pre-kindergarten, reduce prescription drug costs, extend Medicaid coverage, and increase investments to fight the climate crisis.

The House passed the bill on a 220-213, with one Democrat, Representative Jared Golden of Maine, joining all Republicans in opposing the package. It now goes to the Senate.

Guest:

Arthur Delany, senior reporter for the HuffPost covering politics and the economy

Web Resources:

Huffington Post: House Passes Build Back Better Bill

CNBC: House passes bill including paid family leave. Advocates call it a ‘once-in-a-generation change’

KFF: Potential Costs and Impact of Health Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

The New Yorker: A Preventable Cancer Is On The Rise In Alabama

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.