After President Joe Biden gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, proposing trillions of dollars in new spending and hundreds of billions in tax credits, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), called the speech “an explicit rejection of the neoliberal framework,” while stating Biden’s vision “will not come into view until we end the filibuster.”
Appearing on Democracy Now!’s The Quarantine Report on Thursday, Khanna, who is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and House Armed Services Committee, praised Biden’s speech, calling it both “consequential” and “very powerful.”
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Khanna especially celebrated Biden’s rejection of small government.
“We’ve come a long way from when President Clinton