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Biden Tells Progressives He’s Open to Means-Testing Programs

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President Joe Biden told a group of progressives and members of the House leadership Monday that he is open to setting income limits for some of the programs in his social-spending bill, to lower the price tag, according to a person familiar with the discussion.

During the virtual meeting, Biden also reiterated that he expects the legislation would eventual fall in the range of $1.9 trillion to $2.2 trillion -- down from the $3.5 trillion originally proposed, the person, who asked for anonymity to discuss the private talks, said.