$3.5 Trillion Budget ‘Is Really About the Children, Women’: Pelosi

At her weekly press conference Wednesday morning, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) argued that Sen. Sanders’ (I-Vt.) $3.5 trillion budget represented a long-overdue package to assist women and children through new appropriations, programs, and environmental policies. The budget, said Pelosi, “is really about the children.” She added later that “My theme all along … has been ‘build back better’ with women.” An emphasis on women and children has long been Pelosi’s focus in regards to the budget. During the House’s emergency session to advance the budget on Aug. 24, Pelosi made a similar case, pleading with her Democratic colleagues to vote for the package “for the children.” Pelosi commended the wide-ranging, “transformative” vision of President Biden’s “build back better” agenda. She specifically singled out its new policies and appropriations geared specifically toward women’s and children’s issues. Pelosi listed a slew of policies geared toward these groups. Child Tax …Read More

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