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With the $1.9tn Covid stimulus bill in the rear-view mirror, the Biden administration is now looking ahead to his next spending priority – a $3tn infrastructure bill which Democrats hope will make a significant change to life in the US. Jim Tankersley reports overnight for the New York Times:
Administration officials caution that details remain in flux. But the enormous scope of the proposal highlights the aggressive approach the Biden administration wants to take as it tries to harness the power of the federal government to make the economy more equitable, address climate change, and improve American manufacturing and high-technology industries in an escalating battle with China.
Biden’s advisers plan to recommend that the effort be broken into pieces, with Congress tackling infrastructure before turning to a second package that would include more people-focused proposals, like free community college, universal prekindergarten and a national paid leave program.
Welcome to our live coverage of US politics for Tuesday. Here’s a catch-up on where we are, and what we might expect to see today: