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Where President Biden’s economic plan stands: From taxes to climate policy to Medicare to immigration

By Jeff Stein, Rachel Roubein and Marianna Sotomayor Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

Even as negotiations over President Biden’s economic package continue, Democratic officials have started signaling which parts of the White House agenda could be cut from the legislation and which are likely to be approved.


Joe Manchin is trying to kill Biden’s biggest climate policy

By Sammy Roth Photo: Gary Kazanjian / For The Times

For the first time in a decade, Congress is debating a sweeping climate plan with more than a snowball’s chance in hell of passage.


Democrats concede bipartisan infrastructure plan vote won’t happen Monday

By Kevin Liptak and Devan Cole

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday night that the House will vote Thursday on the $1 trillion infrastructure plan, as the future of President Joe Biden’s sweeping economic agenda remains uncertain.


Now Is Our Last Best Chance to Confront the Climate Crisis

By Jeff Goodell

The Earth’s climate has always been a work in progress. In the 4.5 billion years the planet has been spinning around the sun, ice ages have come and gone, interrupted by epochs of intense heat. The highest mountain range in Texas was once an underwater reef. Camels wandered in evergreen forests in the Arctic. Then a few million years later, 400 feet of ice formed over what is now New York City. But amid this geologic mayhem, humans have gotten lucky. For the past 10,000 years, virtually the entire stretch of human civilization, people have lived in what scientists call “a Goldilocks climate” — not too hot, not too cold, just right.


Biden insists he’s willing to negotiate with Republicans on infrastructure

By Seung Min Kim and Tony Romm Photo by Leigh Vogel

President Biden vowed Monday that the size and scope of his $2.25 trillion jobs plan — as well as how to pay for it — is up for negotiation, setting the stage for what is likely to be months of congressional wrangling on one of the White House’s chief legislative priorities.


Republicans Think The Best Way To Block Dems’ Bill Is To Argue About The Definition Of ‘Infrastructure’

By Kate Riga Photo by Alex Wong

Republicans have taken a philosophical turn when talking about President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion-plus infrastructure plan. Creating a distinction between what counts as “real infrastructure” and what doesn’t, some have framed their opposition around the fact that much of the package deals with things other than roads and bridges.


One Big Chinese Lesson for America’s Infrastructure Plan

By David Fickling Photo by Billy H.C. Kwok

If President Joe Biden is planning to transform America’s infrastructure with the  $2.25 trillion plan unveiled last week, he could do worse than learn from China.


Biden tax plan replaces U.S. fossil fuel subsidies with clean energy incentives

By Timothy Gardner

 U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday released details of a tax hike proposal that would replace subsidies for fossil fuel companies with incentives for production of clean energy in President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan.


Joe Biden wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure and jobs

By Javier Zarracina and Joey Garrison

President Joe Biden on Wednesday introduced a sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs package that looks to reshape the American economy and make the most significant domestic U.S. investments in generations. His far-reaching American Jobs Plan includes spending to repair aging roads and bridges, jump-start transit projects and rebuild school buildings and hospitals. It would also expand electric vehicles, replace all lead pipes and overhaul the nation’s water systems.



Citing his ‘leverage,’ Manchin says White House tax plan must change

By Jeff Stein and Tony Romm Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) said on Monday he opposes a key part of the White House infrastructure plan, as early objections across the political aisle threatened to cloud the fate of the $2 trillion proposal.