Shock and awe as Republicans finally let US Senate do its job

Last week, a smattering of party members voted to allow a diluted version of President Joe Biden’s much-needed infrastructure plan to go forward for debate

1st August, 2021
Shock and awe as Republicans finally let US Senate do its job
Joe Biden: the infrastructure bill, if signed into law, will be his second significant legislative achievement. Picture: Getty

The epic dysfunction of the US Senate and its intractable partisan divide can best be measured not by the quotidian petty sniping across the aisle, nor the ongoing impasse over the filibuster, nor the pledge of Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, that “100 per cent of senate Republicans’ focus” would be on thwarting the Biden administration.

Rather it can be seen most clearly in the shock and awe exhibited last week when the...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Eugene Kiernan: US economy entering critical phase

World Eugene Kiernan 3 days ago

Tschüss Angela! Hallo Greens? Ireland must build alliances with next German leaders

World Stephan Köppe 2 weeks ago

Analysis: The stagflation threat to the global economy is real and growing

World Nouriel Roubini 2 weeks ago

After 20 years, $2 trillion dollars and an estimated 250,000 lives: US counts the cost of its Afghan misadventure

World Marion McKeone 2 weeks ago