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U.S. House Passes roughly $2 Trillion Spending Package

If enacted, it would expand social benefits and fight climate change

More than a year after President Biden clinched the White House on a pledge to “build back better,” House Democrats delivered on that promise, voting Friday to approve more than $2 trillion in spending initiatives that would overhaul federal healthcare, education, climate, immigration and tax laws.

The measure amounts to a dramatic re-envisioning of the role of government in Americans' daily lives. It sets aside in some cases historic sums to aid workers, families and businesses, seeking to rewire the very fabric of an economy still recovering from the financial devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

The successful 220-to-213 House vote on the Build Back Better Act, bearing the name of the president's 2020 campaign slogan, marks the second legislative milestone for Democrats this month. It comes about two weeks after they joined with Republicans to finalize a separate, sweeping bill to improve the nation’s roads, bridges, pipes, ports and Internet connections, delivering long-sought infrastructure investments that Biden signed into law Monday.

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