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Biden’s $1.75 Trillion Gambit Shifts Focus to Democrats’ Divides

  • President says his future and congressional control at stake
  • Progressives hold up infrastructure until legislation ready
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Biden Says $1.75 Trillion Spending Package Is 'Fully Paid For'
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President Joe Biden delivered a framework for the latest version of his economic agenda to congressional Democrats on Thursday, drawing widespread praise within the party but leaving many details yet to be filled in.

Biden delayed his departure for a series of meetings in Europe to rally his party behind the $1.75 trillion outline, scaled back from a previous $3.5 trillion proposal. Even as Democrats welcomed it as a break in the months-long stalemate over the president’s agenda, some angled to jam back in priorities such as family leave that were left out.