Science Act. Archives – Milwaukee Community Journal
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
As Donald Trump told New York prosecutors he would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, President Joe Biden sat behind a desk at the White House, where he signed the PACT law into law. , legislation that extends health care benefits to veterans. who have developed illnesses from exposure to toxic substances on US military bases.
“The PACT Act is the least we can do for the countless men and women, many of whom may be in this room, who have suffered toxic exposure serving their country,” Biden said.
“This new law is important. It matters a lot.
Facing relentless criticism over high gas prices, inflation and his low approval rating, Biden has built a track record that has been nearly neglected.
If he continues the string of successes he enjoyed securing his congressional term, historians may revisit Biden’s presidency as one of the most important in American history.
Although Republican leaders have promised to do everything possible to delay Biden’s agenda, the president has pushed through game-changing legislation like the PACT Act, the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the bailout American and the CHIPS and Science Act.
He has been tough on making gas prices affordable, has succeeded in expanding NATO, and monthly jobs reports continue to show increases.
“You can say what you want, Biden’s too old, he’s not a negotiator, he’s sleepy Joe, or whatever, but he gets things done even if he doesn’t get credit. he deserves,” said DC-based Stacey Rouse. utility worker expressed his opinion.
“It’s funny. When the other guy [Trump] was in office, you heard so much talk and bragging about what he was doing, and the media showered him with coverage,” Rouse claimed.
“Now you have the FBI attacking Trump. He pleads the Fifth during depositions, and Biden conducts his business as you would want your president to conduct himself. I think he accomplished so much, but we don’t hear about it. I think in about ten years people will look back and realize what a good president this man is.
Rouse’s colleague, Scott Anthony, agreed.
“I was skeptical because that thing about Joe sleeping seemed real,” Anthony said.
“But, it seems like other people are sleeping because Biden is getting things done and he’s just not getting the credit.”
During the signing of the CHIPS and Science Act on August 10, Biden also took a look into the future and predicted what historians and others might determine.
“I honestly believe in God that in 50, 75, 100 years, people who look back on this week, they will know that we met at this time,” Biden said.
An acronym for creating helpful incentives for semiconductor production, the CHIPS Act provides $10 billion to invest in regional tech hubs across the country and a 25% investment tax credit for spending manufacturing semiconductors and other equipment.
The bill calls for about $100 billion in spending over five years for scientific research and $80 billion for the National Science Foundation.
“Those early yearnings to be another Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson, the ones who looked like so much pride in recent months, are being heard again in the halls of the West Wing and the Capitol,” wrote Peter Baker. about Biden for the New York Times.
“House aides argue that the streak of congressional victories — capped by the climate, health and fiscal package that eventually cleared the Senate — compares favorably to the two-year legislative record of most other modern presidents. , even possibly FDR and LBJ,” Baker wrote.
Politico noted that “Biden has never had a more productive time in his presidency,” with wins piling on wins at the most opportune time.
“Already the victories have enlivened the beleaguered fans and injected new optimism into the West Wing,” Politico reported.
“Helps describe a burst of energy in the executive mansion…Biden and his staff suddenly find themselves with a host of success stories to tell, from the reconciliation bill to the China competitiveness bill, from legislation granting from health benefits to veterans injured by toxic burn pits to a robust job market.