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"Cameo by danny fisher. This is democracy now. I mean we goodman with one gonzales. The biden administrations issued a new. Two month moratorium fictions covering much of the country. After facing massive public outcry from progressive lawmakers led by congress member cory bush the new. Cdc more term will cover areas of the united states where there's substantial or high spread of the corona virus a nationwide moratorium and addictions expired saturday. After democratic lawmakers failed to pass a bill to protect millions of people could be forced from their homes on friday night democratic congressman cory bush who was once un housed herself began camping out with others on the steps of the capitol in protest. Staying until tuesday's announcement in a tweet. Bush wrote on friday night. It came to the capital with my chair. I refuse to accept. Congress could leave for vacation while eleven million people face depiction for five days. We've been out here demanding that our government acts to save lives today. Our movement moved mountains during an interview on cnn. Bush responded to the temporary moratorium extension. I'm elated and overwhelmed. You know because just the thought that so many people right now. Millions of people who will not be forced out on the streets. Meanwhile democratic congressman is calling the house democrats to return recent contributions from real estate tycoon. George marcus who recently donated one million dollars to the house majority packed just weeks before democratic lawmakers failed to extend the eviction moratorium for more. We're joined by bronco. Marching teach staff writer. Jacqueline been magazine. Whereas latest piece headlined the democrats fiction moratorium. Failure is unforgivable. You wrote the piece before the announcement tuesday in a minute. We'll talk to you about the infrastructure deal but the significance of the now eviction moratorium. That's more targeted But also the popular outcry led by corey. Bush wants in housed or south. Think it's really important. Listen Obviously there's a lot of pressure being in the white house from Congress people and the lack policy and next apparently what calling the white house of the weekend. Basically saying hey. You need to do something about this. So so there is an element of you. Know some of that. Kind of more congenial Going behind the things. But i think it's really important also that the failure to actually do anything about the eviction story in which the deadline was known about for a month that released the supreme court basically on strike down at the end of jurden. The ferrets do anything about that. Close such a big outcry and really fierce criticism among progressives and just ordinary people That i think that was also the thing that helped push the white house to ultimately despite saying we don't have the power to do anything in and you know we didn't want to risk a broader supreme court strike down by issuing another another a moratorium odor. It pushing to do it. And i think that's a really important lesson we saw also with the administration's walk back on the refugee numbers that that announcement when when bond city is going to keep the refugee numbers basically trump's level Incredibly low level. The outcry forced into backtrack. So i think the listen here is People need to be willing to to criticize us. Administration people want the administration to succeed but sort of train them with kid. Gloves is not necessarily going to be the best way to get these kinds of progressive in ingests outcomes impulsive of but bronco wanted to ask you. The criticisms of the administration. Clearly are were needed. But i'm wondering there was a there. Were billions of dollars allocated in the previous covert thousand nine hundred bills four rental assistance and a large. Most of this money has not yet been given out by states. New york state has one hundred and sixty thousand people who have applied for rental assistance and according to the new york times almost no one has gotten any money from a democratic supposedly liberal state. What's going on with the states of giving out the money that's already been portion to help tenants. I mean real estate interest a powerful everywhere such as the national. It'll also the the state and locals ops even worser than at the national. I mean the other thing is that this was really enabled by the way that this rental assistance was designed. It was designed to delegate to the states which i mean through history through american history one of the lessons. Is that it when you delegate Programs states to design and implement it doesn't necessarily always mean That's going to be a failure or that it's going to be delayed or have problems but just by nature of the fact that that that state governments are not always controlled by by progressive lawmakers It it does mean that you risk at all. These different states counties putting in different rules in different requirements that ended up making it law hotter people to get the money and that's basically what happened. the reason people are getting quickly enough people having trouble With with you being applied for these things being able to fill out whatever they have to fill out. And you compare it to say the. Pp support that was given to businesses By the The the trump administration that program was designed. It was a federal program There's very minimal. Bureaucracy was meant to get money through the door as quickly as possible. And i think that's a pre. He comparison that which shows you that this idea. Will you know if if it's business will then. Money has to go as quickly as possible. And you know what if some people cheat the system. Love people who are not worthy of the support in trying to apply for Then so be it was when it comes to two renters when it comes to ordinary working people there's more suspicion and so i think this is that that antiquated mindset There's still long ago to become a so. I wanna ask you bronco about a tea part if president. Joe biden's agenda. The bipartisan bill. That's the first phase of his infrastructure. Plan this week. The senate is working on amendments to the infrastructure investment and jobs act which calls for spending five hundred fifty five billion dollars in new money over five years on the country's roads bridges water systems and broadband and the electric but critics say the bill fails to urgently address the climate emergency the intercept reports had actually includes twenty five billion dollars in potential new subsidies for fossil fuels. The outcome of the bipartisan. Bill set the stage for debate on biden's much larger three and a half trillion dollar package which republicans strongly opposed but would require a simple majority for passage through reconciliation. So you wrote a piece. Bronco march teach in jacob magazine. Headlined biden's infrastructure deal is terrible progresses in congress should block it And you also are the author of the biography of biden. Yesterday's man the case against joe biden. But can you talk about the infrastructure bill. Bill's as they stand now and particularly the bipartisan one..