The victory of President Joe Biden in Congress and the political turmoil around his predecessor, Donald Trump, was the highlight of the United States press in the week that ends today.
The main headlines this Friday were for the Inflation Reduction Bill that will lower prescription drug costs, address climate change, raise taxes and shrink the federal deficit, which was certified by House Democrats Short.
The legislative proposal sent to Biden for his signature is the expected component of his economic agenda, but it was long delayed, reported the newspaper La Opinion.
Although reports indicated that it is only a fraction of the original project previously named Build Back Better, what was achieved arrived in time for the midterm elections on November 8, to which the Democrats had to bring something to show voters. .
The 220-207 vote marked the culmination of more than a year and a half of debate that at times pitted party lawmakers against one another, revealing deep divisions among the president’s co-religionists in Congress.
Valued at 750 million dollars, the package already obtained the approval of the Senate last week.
But the good news for Biden had this week the competition of the political scandal in Washington after the operation carried out last Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, in South Florida.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) suspected that Trump had violated the Espionage Act, among other federal statutes, when he amassed reams of documents there after leaving office last year.
FBI agents recovered 11 boxes of files during the search, including several classified as “top secret.”
However, Republican lawmakers dismissed the news the day before, accusing the DOJ of carrying out a political witch hunt designed with the sole purpose of harming Trump, who is weighing another race for the White House in 2024.
“What they do with President Trump is political persecution,” Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (Republican of Georgia) told reporters on the steps of the federal Capitol, The Hill newspaper reported.
Earlier this year, Trump turned over 15 boxes of documents and other materials to the National Archives, but the DOJ later subpoenaed the former president for other files on suspicions he withheld others.
“If the nature of these documents is what it appears to be, this is very serious,” warned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).