December 7, 2021

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Biden Pitches $1.85 Trillion Framework to Ease Passage of Parallel Infrastructure Bill – The Wall Street Journal

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WASHINGTON—The White House released a $1.85 trillion framework designed to show progress in months of social spending and climate talks that fell short of persuading progressives to quickly approve a parallel, roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill.

President Biden met with House Democrats in the morning to pitch them on the new framework, a far slimmer piece of legislation than the $3.5 trillion package the party originally had outlined. Democrats have been rushing to complete negotiations on the bill so that they can also move forward with the public-works legislation, which passed the Senate over the summer but has languished in the House.

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