After Republican Glen Youngkin won the Virginia gubernatorial race in a state Joe Biden won handily, a few conservative Democrats are questioning their party’s mandate to deliver transformative change.

Hanging in the balance is the Build Back Better Act, an ambitious attempt to create jobs, strengthen the US social safety net, and address climate change that Democrats are still struggling to finalize. The package has been repeatedly cut back to appease conservative Democrats, but even its reduced form would make it the most significant anti-poverty program in half a century.

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Karen Dolan directs the Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow her on Twitter @KarenDolan.

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