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Waelti: The politics of infrastructure
John Waelti
With its razor thin Democratic majority, the Biden administration managed to get its crucial $1.9 trillion pandemic rescue package through the congress. Even some Republicans who voted against the bill are reminding their constituents of money that is flowing to them as a result of the bill. That lawmakers are able to gain favor from a bill that they voted against shows that many people pay more attention to what their representatives say than to what they actually do.