U-S House Democratic leaders are preparing to try again to pass President Biden’s 1.85-trillion-dollar “Build Back Better” initiative, which backers had to shelve earlier this month because they didn’t have enough votes.  Fifth District Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, representing Minneapolis and near suburbs, told colleagues on the House floor late Wednesday:

“I rise because the people of my district have faced the worst housing shortage in the entire country, and Build Back Better would create (a) housing acquisition fund to address it.”

Republicans — 8th District Minnesota Congressman Pete Stauber among them — label Build Back Better a “socialist spending scam.”