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