The US parliament has taken a big step towards a new social safety net for Americans. The House of Representatives narrowly approved the billion-dollar government plan, where President Biden’s Democratic party has a majority.
Biden’s so-called Build Back Better proposal will release nearly $1800 billion to fund social policy over the next few years. This ranges from cheaper medicines and tax cuts to childcare. But a lot of money is also intended for the fight against global warming.
The bill now goes to the other chamber of Congress, the Senate. He is not expected to readily agree to Biden’s plan, which is one of his key points. The president originally wanted to allocate double the amount, but the House has already failed to do so.
Congress recently passed Biden’s mega infrastructure improvement plans.