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The Tent

May 13, 2021

Congress returns to Washington this week, with party leaders resuming their negotiations with President Joe Biden over his ambitious infrastructure and jobs package. Daniella and Jesse dissect the status of the negotiations as well as continued Republican infighting in the House of Representatives. Plus, Bill Spriggs, chief economist at the A.F.L.-C.I.O, joins the podcast to explore the state of the economy and how Biden’s jobs plans can help growth—and address decades of racial injustice. 


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Here are some helpful links for this week’s episode:

The Employment Situation -- April 2021 via the Bureau of Labor Statistics

“It’s not a ‘labor shortage.’ It’s a great reassessment of work in America.” via The Washington Post

“What the April Jobs Report Tells Us About the Economy” via The Takeaway