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Democrats Drop Year-End Push on Biden Economic Plan Amid Discord

  • Tax, spending measure could lose momentum over inflation
  • Manchin urged delay as talks over details slip into January
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Senate Democratic leaders failed to break a deadlock over President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion economic agenda, punting action on the tax and spending bill to January in a political blow to the White House.

The delay, confirmed by two people familiar with the matter, risks solidifying the intra-party divide on the legislation, which many Democrats consider key heading into the 2022 mid-term elections.