Biden's Sweeping Infrastructure, Social Spending Bills Finally Get a Vote
An affirmative vote would bolster the credibility of Biden's pledge to halve U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2030 during the U.N. climate conference taking place in Glasgow.
David Morgan, Susan Cornwell and Makini Brice, Reuters
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were poised on Nov. 5 to adopt the centerpiece of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda: a $1.75 trillion social policy and climate-change bill and a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
The two pieces of legislation represent momentous action by Biden and Congress, including the biggest upgrade of America's roads, bridges and airports in a generation and the largest expansion of social programs since the 1960s.