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Biden Agenda Deal Picks Up Speed in Senate as House Has Doubts

  • House lawmakers skeptical differences can be quickly settled
  • Democrats strive to strike agreement this week on Biden plan
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Manchin Says Need to Keep Options Open on Biden Economic Agenda
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Senate Democrats moved closer to an agreement on President Joe Biden’s economic agenda on Monday, but some House lawmakers raised doubts about the terms of the deal being discussed and whether differences could be resolved in the next few days.

Senator Joe Manchin, who has been pushing to shrink the size of a sweeping social-spending package, expressed optimism Democrats could have a deal this week, the best recent sign for Biden’s domestic agenda after months of intra-party wrangling over tax and spending increases.