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Build Back Better

With Austin in charge, Biden defends democracy
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With Austin in charge, Biden defends democracy
While the Democrats presently have margin in the House of Representatives (221-209), the U.S. Senate is already equally divided, but two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, can already not be relied upon to vote for issues supported by President Biden. Consequently, Blacks should expect the president to have difficulty implementing “Build Back Better” programs that are opposed by Republicans.
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On the road to success
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On the road to success
Not one Republican in the House of Representatives voted to support passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill.
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By holding out, progressives still won
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By holding out, progressives still won
A number of Republican elected public officials now seem willing to subvert their oath of allegiance to the American democracy in order to restrict the impact of the growing power of Black citizens.
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Democrats win with plan to rebuild infrastructure
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Democrats win with plan to rebuild infrastructure
When lobbyists appear in a U.S. senator’s office with a proposed substantial political donation, the senator knows what the quid pro quo is, even if it is not always articulated. Blacks cannot afford the financial contributions of the corporate agents, but they have something of even greater value — a solid voting bloc.
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Elected officials call for federal housing relief
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Elected officials call for federal housing relief
Massachusetts elected officials gathered Wednesday to advocate for the inclusion of funds for housing-related provisions in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better reconciliation bill.
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