2021-08-11 12:49:06

“The End of Neoliberalism”: Rep. Ro Khanna Hails “Historic” $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan

Senate Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution early Wednesday morning that would vastly expand the social safety net, increase taxes on the rich and corporations, improve worker rights and include measures to combat the climate crisis.

The budget blueprint passed 50-49, less than 24 hours after a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill was approved 69-30 in the Senate.

Both spending packages now go to the House of Representatives, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated she will not bring the bipartisan bill to the House floor unless the reconciliation bill is considered at the same time.

California Congressmember Ro Khanna calls the budget bill “a historic piece of legislation” that marks “the end of neoliberalism” in the United States. “It is a major investment in the American people,” Khanna says.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. lOur 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 Democracy Now! Free Speech TV Infrastructure Neoliberalism United States

Politics

This Week In White Supremacy- Presented by 1HoodMedia

This Week In White Supremacy | Is President Biden Losing Young Voters Over Gaza Genocide Inaction?

This Week In White Supremacy | Is President Biden Losing Young Voters Over Gaza Genocide Inaction?

The Stephanie Miller Show

The Stephanie Miller Show | Russia's Response to Western Provocations

The Stephanie Miller Show | Russia's Response to Western Provocations

The Rick Smith Show

The Rick Smith Show | Pigs at the Trough

The Rick Smith Show | Pigs at the Trough

BreakThrough News

BreakThrough News | Political Prisoners Plight

BreakThrough News | Political Prisoners Plight

Related

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | Counter-Demonstrators Spark Over 100 Arrests Amid Protest

Democracy Now! | Counter-Demonstrators Spark Over 100 Arrests Amid Protest

Exciting Spring Schedule Changes on Free Speech TV!

Exciting Spring Schedule Changes on Free Speech TV!

Rising Up With Sonali | How A Yes! Magazine Investigator Debunked Allegations Against Hamas

Rising Up With Sonali | How A Yes! Magazine Investigator Debunked Allegations Against Hamas

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

Proud Partners