Biden Agenda Traces D.C. Arc From Vision to Sausage Grinder (1)

Oct. 27, 2021, 12:49 PM

President Joe Biden’s economic agenda is mired in a messy, last-mile effort to get Democrats on the same page on a bill that will be a shadow of the original idea.

But while it’s frustrating to Democrats and weighing on Biden’s approval ratings, it’s a fairly typical legislative slog for Washington, where signs of a breakthrough were emerging Tuesday evening on climate and taxes.

Joe Biden
Photographer: Tom Brenner/Bloomberg

Aside from the coronavirus relief measures or the quick stimulus packages passed right after President Barack Obama took office amid a financial crisis, major policy making in Washington has become ensnared by months-long disputes, ...

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