Is Biden’s “Build Back Better” Possible?

The Lone Cactus

The quick answer would be no. At least not under this Congress. In the House of Representatives, a total of three Democrats cratered a huge portion of Biden’s bill in committee this past week. The three Congressmen, from Oregon, California, and New York, voted no on forcing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices. That is a huge part of Biden’s overall $3.5 trillion plan. And it doesn’t get easier in the Senate.

Now, understand, that the mere fact the committee voted that down with three defectors, doesn’t mean that it won’t come to the House floor for an overall vote. But because this is being voted on as one large piece of the puzzle, as opposed to separate segments, if these three (and there are others) in Congress decide to scrap the overall bill because of the drug pricing part, it dies. And when it gets to the Senate…

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