Agenda in peril, Biden heads to U.S. Capitol to meet Democrats

Posted on AllSides October 1st, 2021
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Reuters/Elizabeth Frantz

President Joe Biden was due to meet with his fellow Democrats in Congress on Friday, as progressives and moderates in his party remained divided over two massive spending bills that account for much of his domestic agenda.

Democrats have struggled to coalesce around those two bills. Progressives have vowed to block a $1 trillion infrastructure bill without an agreement to advance a larger social spending and climate change bill. Moderates say that bill's current $3.5 trillion price tag is too high.

After a two-hour party meeting, Democratic leaders in the...

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