Infrastructure Plans: What Next.

Monday_673x324MONDAY, OCTOBER 4
PROGRAM # 9399 12:00 PM PDT

Infrastructure Plans: What Next. Democrats averted last week a government shutdown. But the future of two infrastructure bills, a key part of President Biden’s agenda, is uncertain. In this edition, a reporter brings the latest news on the bumpy journey in the negotiations around a deal and a vote on both packages, as Speaker Pelosi extends in several weeks the vote on the bills. Also, a Democratic congress member comments on the headwinds the big social investing is facing within the Democratic party, the challenges in the Senate to overcome the opinion of the parliamentarian on immigration reform, and a new bill to waive fees on low-income immigrants who are applying for citizenship. Also, Secretary of Labor Walsh talks about the future of the Build Back Better agenda in Congress, his push for a massive plan of apprenticeship programs, and his vision to help farmworking families recover in rural, high-unemployment areas.

Guests: US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, US Department of Labor, Washington, DC; Jose Lopez Zamorano, Reporter, Washington, DC; Rep. Norma Torres, D-CA, Washington, DC

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