Biden’s proposals are moving slowly in the US Congress – Prinsa Latina

According to the site, lawmakers this week could divert their attention from the negotiations of the infrastructure plan, police reform and the right to vote, toward other issues such as disclosure of spying by members of Congress.

On Monday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice would renew its policies to investigate members of Congress, after learning that former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) had ordered spying on several of them.

Meanwhile, a proposal to invest $1.2 trillion in the infrastructure program, an amount agreed last week by a group of 10 bipartisan senators, has stalled, but still without sufficient support.

Although details of the project were not disclosed, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the Democratic Party warned of the need for more ambitious, modern initiatives that go beyond roads, bridges and buildings.

On the other hand, there is police reform, whose talks remain essentially mired in the question of immunity for law enforcement officers, despite a rush to meet a deadline for reaching consensus before the two-week legislative recess in July.

In addition, another topic on the agenda of members of Congress awaiting rapid identification by citizens and especially progressive groups is the Voting Right Act, a law passed by the House of Representatives in March, and is still pending. in the Senate.

After advancing legal initiatives restricting access to the polls in Republican-controlled states, the so-called Bill for the People, sponsored by Democrats, would provide national protections for early voting, among other guarantees.

President Biden, who is committed to approving these three projects, is in Europe this week, where he participated in Monday’s NATO summit, as well as in bilateral meetings with the bloc’s leaders.

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And then, on Wednesday, the President of the White House will hold the long-awaited meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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