Joe Biden expected to press House Democrats in-person to shore up domestic agenda
Added 10-28-21 12:03:01am EST - “President Biden will journey to Capitol Hill on Thursday to implore House Democrats to strike a deal on two of his top domestic priorities: a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal and a broader social welfare package.” - Washingtontimes.com
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President Biden will journey to Capitol Hill on Thursday to implore House Democrats to strike a deal on two of his top domestic priorities: a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal and a broader social welfare package.
Mr. Biden is set to address the House Democratic Conference, before leaving for an extended overseas trip. During his remarks, the president is expected to stress the need for Democratic unity in getting his legislation across the finish line.
“Universal preschool. Historic climate investments. Lower health care costs,” Mr. Biden wrote on social media. “They’re all within our reach. Let’s bring these bills over the finish line.”
The visit comes after a day of tense negotiations between Democrats over the White House’s nearly $2 trillion spending bill. While lawmakers have made progress on the bill, significant disagreements remain over what is to be included and how it will be funded.
Far-left lawmakers promise to oppose the bill unless it includes long-sought liberal priorities, like a federal guarantee for every worker to get four weeks of paid leave. Moderate Democrats, such as Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, say the price tag should be no higher than $1.5 trillion.
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