The wealthy are getting tax hikes. Capital gains tax is going up—nearly doubling. That’s how President Joe Biden plans to pay for the second part of the infrastructure plan, known as the American Family Plan. Senate Republicans countered Biden’s infrastructure plan with their own on Thursday. It costs less than half of Biden’s $2 trillion plan.
The Biden administration is facing another lawsuit. The Texas attorney general claims the White House is flouting its own pandemic rules at the southern border while trying to handle the surge of illegal immigrants crossing over from Mexico. The lawsuit says administration officials “have abandoned the preexisting protections against” foreigners coming into the country who are infected with the virus.
A bipartisan bill is aiming to increase capacity in migrant shelters and resolve asylum claims in a timely manner. It’s led by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and intends to improve the government’s response to the influx of migrants on the Southern Border.
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