Capitol Report (Dec. 17): Biden’s Massive Social Welfare Bill

By Steve Lance
Steve Lance
Steve Lance
Steve Lance is the host of Capitol Report, a political news show based in Washington aimed at providing a direct channel to the voices and people who shape policy in America. Capitol Report features all of the political news of the day with expert interviews and analysis.
December 17, 2021 Updated: December 17, 2021

The Build Back Better bill is on hold for the holidays, but the debate will carry on into the new year. We break down the social welfare programs in the massive bill and how this spending would change what you’re paying in taxes.

With President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better social and climate spending bill essentially one vote away from passing, we sat down with Star Parker, the president and founder of CURE (Center for Urban Renewal and Education), to find out what the implications are for the urban community.

As Omicron spreads rapidly, the latest data shows that COVID-19 is surging again across the United States, with key indicators of death and hospitalizations rapidly on the rise.

A new wave of sanctions is coming down on Beijing. The U.S. government has put investment and export restrictions on dozens of Chinese companies, while the Senate passes a bill targeting the Chinese Communist Party’s forced labor practices.

With the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games just around the corner and most major countries around the world conducting a diplomatic boycott, will this stop the Chinese regime from being the most egregious human rights violator on the planet? Congressman Pat Fallon weighs in.

Former First Lady Melania Trump has launched a virtual platform to showcase blockchain art for purchase as NFTs. Proceeds will include funding for foster child education in computer science.

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Steve Lance
Steve Lance is the host of Capitol Report, a political news show based in Washington aimed at providing a direct channel to the voices and people who shape policy in America. Capitol Report features all of the political news of the day with expert interviews and analysis.