Democrats Tackle Changes to $2 Trillion Spending Plan as Deadlines Loom

Posted on AllSides November 27th, 2021
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Democrats will sort through a heavy pile of to-do items when they return to Washington, including ironing out disagreements over their Build Back Better bill, keeping the government funded and boosting the debt limit before the U.S. runs out of money to pay its obligations.

The party’s $2 trillion education, healthcare and climate package, which passed the House before the Thanksgiving recess, now heads to the 50-50 Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) is hoping to approve the legislation before Christmas.

Senate Democrats need to reach unanimous agreement on the...

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