After months of wrangling and negotiations, the bill finally passed last week. So how big of an achievement is this?
The infrastructure bill is a massive achievement for Democrats in a country where naming a post office requires herculean efforts thanks to Republicans hell bent on impeding progress. This is a bill to protect the water we drink and bridges we cross, to deliver reliable internet to our farms and modern equipment to our ports. Whether the American people will see it as such is a different question.
Anat Shenker-Osorio is the host of Words To Win By: a podcast about progressive wins.
Bhaskar Sunkara is the editor of Jacobin and a Guardian US columnist and the author of The Socialist Manifesto – The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality
Steve Phillips is the founder of Democracy in Color and author of Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority
Lloyd Green is an attorney in New York and was opposition research counsel to George HW Bush’s 1988 campaign and served in the Department of Justice from 1990 to 1992