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Biden Concedes Economic Plan Will Fall Short of Coveted $3.5 Trillion

  • ‘I’m convinced we’re going to get this done,’ president says
  • Disputes among Democrats in Congress have slowed progress
Joe Biden speaks at the Capitol Child Development Center in Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 15.

Joe Biden speaks at the Capitol Child Development Center in Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 15.

Photographer: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

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President Joe Biden conceded Friday that his economic plan won’t pass Congress with $3.5 trillion in new spending over a decade, the level sought by liberals, but again declared that the legislation will become law.

“I’m convinced we’re going to get this done,” he said at a childcare center in Hartford, Connecticut. “We’re not going to get $3.5 trillion. We’ll get less than that. But we’re going to get it and we’re going to come back and get the rest.”