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Politics Biden to announce new framework on spending deal

14:45  28 october  2021
14:45  28 october  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Biden plans to announce a new framework that is expected to win approval from all Democrats on the Hill, according to a White House source, though it remains to be seen if progressives will get on board with a pared-down version of the proposal.

The president will return to the White House after the meeting at the Capitol and deliver remarks on his agenda, a separate White House official said. Biden will leave for a multi-day trip to Europe later Thursday.

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Specifics of Biden's agenda were not immediately clear, making it difficult to know what will make it into his final proposal for an ambitious spending package that would cover funding for climate programs, education, family and child care and more.

Democrats have spent months haggling over details, including how to pay for the package.

Senators have said a deal is close, but issues including expanding Medicare benefits, empowering the federal government to negotiate lower drug prices, a plan to tax billionaires and the details of a plan to tax methane emissions were holding up an agreement.

--Updated at 7:19 a.m.

Biden sets off high-stakes scramble over spending framework .
Democrats are scrambling to fill in the details of their social and climate spending plan, after President Biden's proposal for a scaled-back bill lit a fire under lawmakers who want to see their personal priorities included. The White House had hoped to unify the party by unveiling a new framework for the $1.75 trillion bill, bridging divisions between progressives and moderates and unlocking the stalled-out bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the Senate months ago.

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