Paid leave, tax cut for the rich and more could be cut from Biden’s social policy bill

Immigration relief and a methane fee may be on the chopping block, too.

By: and - November 24, 2021 4:00 am
immigration advocates speak outside U.S. Capitol

U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Texas Democrat, urged House Democrats to keep immigration provisions in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan, outside of the U.S. Capitol Building. Guillermo Garcia, in the red hat, is a farm worker who said the provisions are necessary to keep families of essential workers whole. (Ariana Figueroa/States Newsroom D.C. Bureau)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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