nov 9, 2021
Roads, transit, internet: What's in the infrastructure bill (Associated Press)
CBO Estimates Infrastructure Bill Would Add $256 Billion to Deficits (The Wall Street Journal)
GOP erupts over its House members bailing out Biden (Washington Post)
Excerpt the Washington Post showing how some Republicans feel about the vote:
And some Republicans are predictably furious — with undersold questions about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) future leadership of the party potentially in the offing ... Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), in her typically understated fashion, warned last week that any Republican who voted for the bill would be “a traitor to our party, a traitor to their voters and a traitor to our donors.”
... The National Review summed it up accordingly: “Disgraceful House Republicans Rescue Biden’s Flailing Agenda”:
... [Thirteen] Republicans swooped in to rescue Pelosi, provide Biden with the biggest victory of his presidency, and put the rest of his reckless agenda on a glide path to passage in the House. This is a substantively bad decision that is political malpractice. It represents a betrayal ... Politically, it’s unclear what Republicans are thinking ...