Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.., announced that he would back the package Thursday after previously raising inflation concerns.
The Biden administration, pressured to avoid new spending, may reallocate the money to pandemic health care needs.
Some of the proposed legislation would include spouses; some would include dependents as well.
Talk of a Supreme Court nomination is on everyone's lips these days, but Congress has an economic laundry list to address.
The American political system makes it easier to block change than to create it, explains Shannon Osaka of Grist.
Rural states with the most work to do on those fronts — like Alaska, Wyoming, Montana and Vermont — will receive the most funding per capita.
Zach Moller talks about what a Congressional Budget Office score is and how it affects legislation.
And how exactly does it address the biggest challenges facing this economy?
There are shorter- and longer-term projects in Biden's $1 trillion plan. State and local governments will influence how it’s spent.
The limited plan would, for the first time, give Medicare the power to negotiate prices directly with pharmaceutical companies.