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Biden hopes for deal on economic agenda before Europe trip

Added 10-25-21 10:57:02am EST - “President Biden said Monday that he hopes to have a deal on the sweeping budget bill containing his proposals to address climate change and expand social programs before he departs for Europe later this week to attend a global climate…” - Thehill.com

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President BidenJoe BidenRand Paul calls for Fauci's firing over 'lack of judgment' Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing MORE said Monday that he hopes to have a deal on the sweeping budget bill containing his proposals to address climate change and expand social programs before he departs for Europe later this week to attend a global climate change conference.

“That’s my hope,” Biden told reporters Monday morning when asked if he wants to have a deal before he leaves for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, which is scheduled to begin over the weekend.

Biden also said that his conversation with Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinAngus King: Losing climate provisions in reconciliation bill weakens Biden's hands in Glasgow Independent senator: 'Talking filibuster' or 'alternative' an option Rep. Khanna expresses frustration about Sinema MORE (D-W.Va.) on Sunday “went well” but that they have “a few more things to work out.”

Biden met with Manchin, a key centrist who has objected to aspects of the package and its price tag, and Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerManchin meeting with Biden, Schumer in Delaware Progressives' optimism for large reforms dwindles Democratic frustration with Sinema rises MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday for a rare breakfast meeting at his home in Wilmington, Del.

Democrats are working to scale down programs included in the package in order to reduce its price tag from $3.5 trillion to somewhere around $2 trillion in order to satisfy Manchin and fellow moderate Sen. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaDems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Sunday shows - Democrats' spending plan in the spotlight Independent senator: 'Talking filibuster' or 'alternative' an option MORE (D-Ariz.). Democrats can't afford a single defection from their party in a Senate equally divided between the parties.

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