President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are expected to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Monday, as the White House tries to gain support for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal.
The battle over voting rights continues as big businesses criticize Georgia’s new voting laws. The panel discussed House Democrats’ voting rights bill H.R.1 and a new tape shedding light on dark money. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.
After Georgia passed a new, more restrictive voting law late last month, the state has dealt with corporate backlash, as companies including Coca-Cola and Delta spoke out against the law and Major League Baseball moved its 2021 All-Star Game out of Georgia and to Colorado. Republicans have condemned the actions of companies, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) telling businesses to “stay out of politics,” even as he continues to take corporate donations. McConnell later backed away from his warning.
President Joe Biden is expected to push back Wednesday against criticism that his $2 trillion infrastructure plan goes too far beyond funding traditional infrastructure and would cost jobs by raising taxes on corporations.