Members of the United States Congress are back in Washington after the Easter break and there is a lot on their agenda as President Biden tries to move forward with some of his major domestic priorities.
President Biden wants Congress to approve his massive $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan that he recently outlined. Another big issue for the Biden Administration is immigration with a growing crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico where large numbers of children are being detained after crossing illegally into the country.
Plus new controversy involving another police shooting of an African American motorist and the arrest of a Black-Latino Army officer by Virginia police.
Joining the discussion:
- Joel Rubin is a democratic strategist and former deputy assistant secretary of state
- Rafael Bernal covers politics for The Hill newspaper.
- Adolfo Franco is an attorney and Republican strategist.
- Steve Chaggaris is an analyst and the political editor for Al Jazeera Online.
A police officer in Virginia who confronted a uniformed Black Army medic at gunpoint and pepper-sprayed him during a traffic stop, an exchange captured on video, has been fired, officials said. https://t.co/oxlHGg0ORC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 12, 2021
Army officer sues Virginia police over violent traffic stop https://t.co/uJUAyqzJok
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 11, 2021
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT — Police released body-camera footage of the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a Black man killed during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday https://t.co/C3hNW7zLBk pic.twitter.com/Ra5fvvEJEt
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 12, 2021
In under 100 days, Biden and Democrats have passed the 2nd-largest stimulus bill in U.S. history and launched an infrastructure plan that would spend trillions to remake the economy.
Polls show significant public support — even as GOP lawmakers oppose it.https://t.co/FRxbzolODc
— NPR (@NPR) April 12, 2021