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U.S. Domestic spending plan

Democrats’ slimmer $1.75 trillion Build Back Better still has skeptics

Democratic leaders announced Thursday that they reached agreement on a $1.75 trillion “framework” for their Build Back Better plan, a sweeping social and environmental spending plan that would increase funding for everything from child care to Medicare. The deal is the latest step in a months-long fight between progressive and moderate Democrats, who had objected

U.S. Domestic spending plan

Big, messy, complicated: Biden’s plan churns in Congress

It’s big. It’s messy. And it’s very politically complicated. That’s President Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic policy package as Democratic leaders in Congress try to muscle it into law. Fallout was brutal Friday after Biden’s announcement of a $1.75 trillion framework, chiseled back from an initial $3.5 trillion plan, still failed to produce ironclad support from

U.S. Government

Biden can’t budge fellow Dems with big overhaul at stake

Photo: A sign reads “#DemsinDisarray” as Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., left, accompanied by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., second from right, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, speaks at a news conference. His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared unable Wednesday night to swiftly strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators trying to

National

Panel OKs Dems’ $3.5T bill, crunch time for Biden agenda

In this Sept. 21, 2021, file photo House Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth, D-Ky., joined at left by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington.  Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social safety net and climate programs through the House Budget Committee on Saturday, but

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