The Build Back Better Act status is either still available or completed, depending on who you ask. Last week, Senator Joe Manchin gave the “Julius Caesar rejects the thumb”To the bill on the Lord’s Day. United States House Representative and Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post urging President Joe Biden to use executive power while working on a proposal. Given Biden Recent comments, he is determined to take Manchin on board. (Very soon this invoice will be $ 1,000 and Amazon gift cards).
Despite the current stalemate, that hasn’t stopped organizations like the Poor People’s Campaign from continuing to fight for the Build Back Better law. At a press rally on Christmas Eve, the group joined by Representative Jayapal and Representative Barbara Lee, D-Calif, said they would continue to fight.
According to Salon:
“Sen. Manchin plays a Caesar or at least a King Herod in today’s Christmas story,” said Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign. “He says he doesn’t There is no room in this democracy for the 140 million poor and low-income Americans, including the 700,000 West Virgins who have been locked in poverty and low wages under his watch. He wants to limit the lives of people. poor children just to be able to keep his power and his wealth. Doesn’t that Christmas Eve really look like Herod? “
Campaign co-chair Reverend William Barber II and others have spoken to Manchin’s opposition, hurting things like the enhanced child tax credit, which ends this month. A provision that slashed 40% child poverty, but families face instability without this year’s extension as we move into the New Year. Barber briefly touched on the so-called Manchin reports saying parents would use drug tax credit funds.
“Doesn’t he understand that opioid use is linked to poverty? Barber added. Plus West Virginia was just funds granted by the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice to combat the drug pandemic.
Representative Jayapal also noted:
“If the things we are fighting for were easy,” she said at the press conference, “we would have had them a long time ago. And because we are organizers, we don’t give up. Our strength comes in these moments. Our job as progressives is to push the boundaries of what others think is possible. “
There are many people in Congress who are fighting for this bill that would change the lives of millions of people. But the way the US government is set up, we still hear about cheese alone. Hopefully President Biden sent his friend in West Virginia a Christmas present big enough that we could.