Five Minutes of Common Ground: Reconciliation

November 4, 2021

Lawmakers are close to passing a historic infrastructure bill, but a group of progressive Democrats wants to pass it only if Congress also votes on another bill that includes things like child care and free community college. It’s become known as the reconciliation bill and it’s unclear if there enough votes in Congress to pass the infrastructure bill on its own, or is its fate tied to the reconciliation bill?

There’s actually quite a lot of common ground with respect to the investments included in the reconciliation bill. Here’s a look at where Republicans, Democrats, and Independents agree.


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