Negotiations continue in the Senate on a two-track process to advance key elements of President Biden’s plan to build back better. The Senate may vote again this week to move ahead on a bipartisan roads and bridges infrastructure bill that could attract the 60 votes necessary to defeat a filibuster. But the second, more comprehensive part of the process is an emerging $3.5 trillion budget resolution that could clear the Senate with a simple Democratic majority of 50 votes plus Vice President Harris. Passage of that resolution or framework would then lead to months of work on the actual legislation, which can—and should—include NEA priorities such as modernizing school facilities, making education more affordable, providing free school meals for all students, enhancing worker and family protections, and fair taxation that invests in America.
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