Biden $3.5T plan tests voter appeal of expansive gov’t role

  • House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., left, with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the ranking member, work on the “Build Back Better” package, a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly every American.