White Communities More Likely to Receive Funds to Fix Aging Water Infrastructure

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed by President Biden last November, is pouring billions of dollars into an upgrade of the country’s aging water infrastructure. But a new study has found that white communities have been favored in distribution of the funds, something that’s controlled by individual states. The majority of the $55 billion allocated to water infrastructure will be distributed… Source Source / Read More: White Communities More Likely to Receive Funds to Fix Aging Water Infrastructure

Sanders Takes Aim at Manchin’s Argument Against Build Back Better: “Not True”

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday countered fellow Sen. Joe Manchin’s recent Fox News appearance with an op-ed on the right-wing outlet’s website aimed at rebutting the West Virginia Democrat’s falsehood-laden talking points against the Build Back Better Act. “Manchin, the Republicans, and corporate America say this bill will add to our national debt and make inflation worse. Not true,” wrote Sanders (I-Vt.), the chair of the Senate Budget Committee. “Unlike the bloated military budget that Manchin recently voted for, which adds $778 billion to the deficit this year alone and costs four times more than the Build Back Better Act…

Manchin Rejects Build Back Better Bill, Likely Killing Social and Climate Agenda

“I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation,” Mr. Manchin said on “Fox News Sunday, “I’ve tried everything humanly possible. I can’t get there. This is a no.” The comments from Mr. Manchin dealt a fatal blow to the legislation that is central to President Joe Biden’s agenda. “I think he’s gonna have a lot of explaining to do to the people of West Virginia,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Sanders said Manchin “doesn’t have the guts to stand up to powerful special interests.” “We’ve been dealing with Mr. Manchin…