How Congress will attempt the biggest expansion of U.S. social programs since FDR | Analysis

Here’s what happened last week, what the bills would do if they become law, and what we know about what will happen next

By: and - August 15, 2021 6:30 am

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 19: Rep. Sharice Davids, D-KS, speaks during a news conference with fellow New Democrat Coalition members outside the U.S. Capitol on 5/19/ 21 in Washington, DC. Coalition members highlighted their policy and legislation priorities around infrastructure. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler is a national correspondent for States Newsroom.

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Jane Norman
Jane Norman

As the Washington Bureau Chief of States Newsroom, Jane directs national coverage, managing staff and freelance reporters in the nation’s capital and assigning and editing state-specific daily and enterprise stories. Jane is a veteran of more than three decades in journalism. Before coming to States Newsroom, she edited news coverage of national education policy and the congressional budget and appropriations process for Politico.

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