Senator Amy Klobuchar expressed confidence that the Build Back Better proposal will be enacted by Christmas, despite Republican opposition from Senator Bill Cassidy.
On Sunday, Klobuchar, D-Minn., told George Stephanopoulos of “This Week” that the Build Back Better Act will help generate employment, which is critical right now given labor shortages. Klobuchar stated, “We have workforce difficulties, which is why our Build Back Better Act is so vital.” “We require people, namely children, to fill positions where there are shortages. We don’t have a scarcity of marketing degrees; we do, however, have a scarcity of health-care personnel. We have a lack of plumbers, electricians, and construction employees, which is a good thing.”
The $1.7 trillion Build Back Better Act was passed by the House on Nov. 19 with a vote of 220-213, primarily along party lines. $555 billion for climate programs, $109 billion for universal pre-K, $150 billion for affordable housing, and $167 billion for Medicare expansion are all included in the measure. The Build Back Better proposal, according to Cassidy, R-La., is “a horrible, bad, bad bill.”
The Republican claimed that the social spending package will feed inflation, which, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is at a 30-year high.
According to the Washington Post, those economists “said that was the bill they had then, not the bill they have now,” but Cassidy argued that those economists “said that was the bill they had then, not the bill they have now.” Stephanopoulos noted that the Biden administration had brought forward 17 Nobel Prize-winning economists who say the bill won’t increase inflation, but Cassidy argued that those economists “said that was the bill they had then, not the bill they have now