House Democrats pass Biden’s $1.85 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ plan

By: , and - November 19, 2021 10:25 am
Nancy Pelosi speaks at a lectern while President Biden looks on

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks on March 12 as President Joe Biden listens in the Rose Garden of the White House. After Friday’s vote, Pelosi said: “With the passage of the Build Back Better act, we, the Democratic Congress, are taking our place in the long and honorable heritage of our democracy with legislation that will be the pillar of health and financial security in America.” (Alex Wong | Getty Images)

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