The Senate passed the largest piece of industrial policy seen in the U.S. in decades on Tuesday, directing about a quarter of a trillion dollars to bolster high-tech industries.
In an era where lawmakers can’t seem to agree on anything, why did they come together for this?
Guest: David E. Sanger, a White House and national security correspondent for The New York Times.
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Background reading:The wide margin of support in the Senate reflects a sense of urgency among lawmakers in both parties about shoring up the technological and industrial capacity of the United States.
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