But negotiations have foundered over two key points of dispute: who sits on the commission and what those people investigate. Ms. Pelosi’s bill provides for 11 commissioners, with seven named by Mr. Biden or Democrats in Congress, and four named by Republicans. The Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, rejected this, calling it “partisan by design.” In response, Ms. Pelosi is threatening to abandon the process and leave any investigations to the House’s standing committees, or a select committee.
What should the Biden administration prioritize?
- Edward L. Glaeser, an economist, writes that the president should use his infrastructure plan as an opportunity to “break the country out of its zoning straitjacket”
- The Editorial Board argues the…