Biden Battles for Budget Deal Amid Democratic Infighting (1)

Sept. 23, 2021, 12:46 PM

Five months after President Joe Biden unveiled his vision of a new social contract between the federal government and American families, the administration is struggling to unite congressional Democrats behind a bill that can pass in face of united Republican opposition.

With moderate and progressive lawmakers split over the final size of what in August was penciled in as a $3.5 trillion package, and over a welter of elements from spending to taxes, Biden on Wednesday put his engagement into high gear.

The president hosted three separate meetings with Democratic lawmakers at the White House on Wednesday -- one with ...

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