How Congress will attempt the biggest expansion of U.S. social programs since FDR

By: and - August 14, 2021 9:00 am

Getting the infrastructure package and budget to President Joe Biden’s desk will require delicately balancing competing factions among congressional Democrats, who hold slim majorities in both chambers and are unlikely to get GOP help. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler is a national correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes Kansas Reflector.

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Jane Norman
Jane Norman

As the Washington Bureau Chief of States Newsroom, Jane directs national coverage, managing staff and freelance reporters in the nation’s capital and assigning and editing state-specific daily and enterprise stories. Jane is a veteran of more than three decades in journalism. Before coming to States Newsroom, she edited news coverage of national education policy and the congressional budget and appropriations process for Politico.

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