By channel Channel News Asia, a month after taking office, President Joe Biden is working at the highest level to secure a national economic bailout.
In addition, he reversed the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump from climate change to lifted the travel ban, and raised the rate of daily distribution of COVID-19 in the US to 55%.
But Democrats and Republicans say the White House’s strategy to avoid political wars, focus on the policy of attracting more voters and ignoring Republican attacks will be difficult in these cases. next month, even if millions of Americans are vaccinated and the economy recovers.
US President Joe Biden. Photo: AP
“They will have some problems soon,” said Jim Manley, who was the top aide to Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid.
According to him, since taking office, Mr. Biden has enacted a number of policies, including pushing for a number of bills that now divide Democrats such as reducing college debt, increasing taxes and limiting the energy industry. . Meanwhile, many complex issues, from trade tariffs to Chinese policy to technology surveillance, are still under consideration.
In this regard, Mr. Manley cites Democrats working to pass their economic stimulus package even without receiving support from the Republicans, ahead of a critical deadline in mid-March. next.
The bill only needs a majority of votes to pass. However, this poses a problem that all Democrats must vote in favor. There is growing suspicion that the bill will include a provision raising the federal minimum wage to $ 15 – something that would disappoint Liberal Democrats.
“I can see there are some cracks appearing,” – Mr. Manley said.
Follow Channel News AsiaThose cracks are evident when several Democrats, including Sen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, criticized Mr. Biden for disagreeing with members in party on reducing US $ 50,000 student debt.
Meanwhile, the comprehensive White House-backed immigration bill announced on February 18 is also struggling and is unlikely to be passed by Senate.
“Mr. Biden is enjoying his honeymoon, but we all know that the honeymoon will be over,” said Paul Shumaker, a strategist for the Democratic Party.
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