The $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact paid leave, Medicare expansion, free community college, and so much more of what the American people need.

Robert Bernard Reich is an American economist, professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, as well as serving as the United States Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton.