Asked on Tuesday whether President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ agenda could be renamed and relaunched, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said “sure.” The cornerstone of Biden’s agenda, a $2 trillion spending bill, failed to win unanimous support from Democrats in Congress.
The ‘Build Back Better Act’ was hailed by President Biden as the key bill in his agenda of the same name. With a price tag of at least $2 trillion, the bill promised to dramatically expand America’s welfare system and invest heavily in green energy. It would have loosened immigration enforcement and invested in healthcare and childcare, among other provisions.
However, Democrat Senators Joe Manchin (West Virginia) and Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona) denied the Democratic party the votes necessary to pass the bill, with Manchin declaring it “dead” last week.
Asked during a press briefing whether the bill could be revived with a rebrand, Psaki said “sure,” adding that the Democrats were working “to determine how much of the president’s Build Back Better agenda, whatever you call it, can be moved forward.”