Tag - Build back Better

Biden aims to boost Military and Social Spending in FY 2023


Here's what's in Biden's $5.8 trillion budget proposal Washington DC: The multi-trillion-dollar budget proposal released Monday seeks to build on the achievements of President Joe Biden’s first year, including the passage of the new infrastructure law while chipping away at long-term priorities such as climate change and competition with China. Here’s a high-level look at what...

‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest takes off in US cities


Washington, DC: Hundreds of immigrants, including some Indian immigrants, held a nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” protest on Monday.  The protest took off in cities like New York and San Fransisco including a large rally outside the White House, aimed at building pressure on President Joe Biden to prioritize the protection of immigrants and bringing reforms...

US House passes sweeping legal immigration reforms


Mumbai: Sweeping reforms to the legal immigration system were passed by the US House last Friday – one that will perhaps mitigate the anguish caused to the Indian diaspora who face a decades long backlog for a green card. The Build Back Better (BBB) Act - the $ 2.2 trillion package of spending and tax...

Big changes in Biden’s $2T social spending plan to get it done


Washington: In an abrupt change, the White House on Wednesday floated new plans to pay for parts of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social services and climate change package, shelving a proposed big increase in corporate tax rates though also adding a new billionaires’ tax on the investment gains of the very richest Americans, AP...

Shutdown averted, but Dem divisions imperil Biden’s domestic agenda


Washington: Democrats prepared to vote Thursday to avert a government shutdown, but they were desperately trying to save President Biden’s bold domestic agenda as holdout Senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema dug in against an ambitious $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate bill that carries many of the progressives’ top priorities, reported The...