At midnight on Friday the American Congress gave the go-ahead to the “monstre” plan, from an economic point of view, ben 1.2 trillion dollars, on infrastructure. Certainly one of the workhorses of the President’s policy, the plan also represents a great bet on the revival of the country. The plan’s goal is indeed “Redo” practically everything that America has obsolete in terms of roads, which will be rebuilt or modernized, railways, ports and airports no longer up to par, and still power lines, water pipes and internet connections. In short, a mega-construction site to restore prestige to Joe Biden’s image but above all to strongly relaunch what should still be the strongest economy in the world.
The favorable vote, which arrived at the photo finish, was a breath of fresh air after a week to forget for the dem and for Biden. In fact, the President, in addition to having the lowest level on public opinion (42%, only Trump had had it worse at 37%), had to collect the resounding defeat of the Governorate of Virginia. A key state for its victory a year ago and in the hands of Democrats for over 12 years.
Voting did not have an easy life. It was a process that went on quite a lot and it then moved on with 228 votes in favor and 206 against but to get there he had to have the support of 13 Republican deputies. While among the Democrats, the exponents of the most extreme wing, including Cori Bush and the combative young Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, they voted against.
For several hours it seemed that the progressive dem members would not vote in favor of the plan. Only a few last minute phone calls from the President himself were decisive.
The plan represents Joe Biden’s second real victory, the first in the fight against the pandemic. It was the expression of a capacity recognized by the dem to build relationships within Congress with the solid experience of many years of politics.
In any case, the ok to vote was a real ride on a roller coaster because the plan was able to pass only after which it was decided to detach it on the other mega legislative project dedicated to social issues.
This second megaproject called Build Back Better, if it passes, it could be decisive for Biden’s image and especially for the Americans. Two trillion dollars for the universal children’s health and to combat climate change. In practice, a real social umbrella that should lead the country out of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The vote on the social package was postponed, due to the requests of some moderate democratic parliamentarians, to check the actual economic coverage. A process that should take fifteen days and then you should vote.
From now on, however, the “yard America” is officially open.
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