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

Lars Di Scenza
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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.


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 media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.