2021-03-09 12:37:58

How Progressive Is The Senate Version Of The COVID Relief Bill?


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Joe Dinkin about how progressive is the Senate version of the COVID relief bill.

The United States Senate on Saturday passed by a 50-50 vote and Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie breaking vote, the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill backed by President Joe Biden. After weeks of wrangling over the details of the American Rescue Plan, including a battle to include an increase to the federal minimum wage that ultimately failed, the bill passed and now heads to the House for a Tuesday vote. While many are hailing it as the largest expansion of government anti-poverty efforts in a generation, progressives feel the bill did not go far enough considering the nation’s crippling inequality.

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