Things were looking up for Joe Biden back in October. COVID numbers were going down, and Biden was preparing to pass his Build Back Better plan.
However, a monkey wrench was thrown in by Senator Joe Manchin, who said he wouldn’t support the measure. Pramila Jayapal, though, says the president can still get plenty done.
In an op-ed, the Washington congresswoman wrote, “Sen. Manchin went back on his commitment to the president and seemingly killed the bill on national television. In a town where your word is everything, this was a stunning rebuke of his own party’s president.”
The Washington Post piece continued, “Despite that, we must move forward. The president’s agenda is even more urgent today. The omicron variant is surging as covid-19 has once again disrupted people’s ability to work, care for children and elders, access medical care and make ends meet. We simply cannot abandon our vision.”
“We are calling on the president to use executive action to immediately improve people’s lives. Taking executive action will also make clear to those who hinder Build Back Better that the White House and Democrats will deliver for Americans. The CPC will soon release a plan for these actions, including lowering costs, protecting the health of every family, and showing the world that the United States is serious about our leadership on climate action.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.