2021-09-29 11:05:10

“Hold the Line!”: Can Progressives Force Passage of $3.5T Package to Expand the Social Safety Net?

Progressives in the House of Representatives say they will oppose the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would seek a vote on the measure separately from the Build Back Better Act, the $3.5 trillion bill that expands the social safety net and combats the climate crisis.

Conservative Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, who receive major donations from financial institutions, fossil fuel companies and other industries, continue to oppose the $3.5 trillion package.

While the $1 trillion infrastructure bill is “kind of a half-measure,” the Build Back Better Act “really could be best described as the Democratic platform,” says David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Amy Goodman Build Back Better Act Climate Crisis David Dayen Democracy Now! Free Speech TV House Of Representatives House Speaker Joe Manchin Kyrsten Sinema Nancy Pelosi Social Safety Net The American Prospect United States Vote

Politics

The David Pakman Show

The David Pakman Show | Tommy Tuberville Stumbles on IVF Decision

The David Pakman Show | Tommy Tuberville Stumbles on IVF Decision

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | Children in are Dying of Malnutrition and U.S. Only Calls for a Six-Week Cease-Fire

Democracy Now! | Children in are Dying of Malnutrition and U.S. Only Calls for a Six-Week Cease-Fire

The Stephanie Miller Show

The Stephanie Miller Show | Don't Underestimate Women This Election Year

The Stephanie Miller Show | Don't Underestimate Women This Election Year

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | The Call for a Cease-Fire Results in the Tragic Loss of an Active-Duty Member.

Democracy Now! | The Call for a Cease-Fire Results in the Tragic Loss of an Active-Duty Member.

Related

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | Children in are Dying of Malnutrition and U.S. Only Calls for a Six-Week Cease-Fire

Democracy Now! | Children in are Dying of Malnutrition and U.S. Only Calls for a Six-Week Cease-Fire

The David Pakman Show

The David Pakman | Dem. Tom Suozzi Reclaims NY House Seat from Departed Santos

The David Pakman | Dem. Tom Suozzi Reclaims NY House Seat from Departed Santos

The Thom Hartmann Program

The Thom Hartmann Program | Donald Trump's Political Grifting Continues

The Thom Hartmann Program | Donald Trump's Political Grifting Continues

The David Pakman Show

The David Pakman Show | Donald Trump's Blueprint

The David Pakman Show | Donald Trump's Blueprint

Proud Partners