October 17, 2023
From Roll Call:
In the last Congress, Democrats accomplished just about everything they set out to do. They passed pandemic relief aid that included a temporary expansion of the child tax credit, a multibillion-dollar infrastructure bill that had eluded lawmakers for decades, a subsidies bill aimed at staying competitive with China, and the Inflation Reduction Act, which combined long-sought-after corporate tax increases with money for reducing carbon emissions and expanding public health insurance.
If you ask voters what they think about all that — and pollsters do, constantly — they’re less than impressed. It’s a conundrum confounding and frightening Democrats across the nation. But Suzan DelBene, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, isn’t too worried, yet. “People are just starting to see the impacts of that,” she said. “Now those dollars are flowing, projects are starting and people are feeling that.”
Read the full interview here.