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Democrats Pressing Biden to Go Even Bigger With Families Plan

  • More sought for Medicare, child care; taxes remain flashpoint
  • Biden begins sales pitch with Wednesday address to Congress
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Biden Makes Some Big Changes in First 100 Days

Democratic lawmakers are clamoring to add to President Joe Biden’s package of social spending even before he rolls it out on Wednesday, risking a ballooning price tag and adding to the complications already facing the White House in getting it through Congress.

From taxes to expanding Medicare to subsidizing child care, a wide swath of the party’s lawmakers are arguing that time is running out to act boldly on Democratic priorities before the 2022 midterm elections -- which could flip control of one or both chambers to Republicans.