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Biden Concedes Economic Plan to Fall Short of $3.5 Trillion (2)

Oct. 15, 2021, 8:12 PM

President Joe Biden conceded Friday that his economic plan won’t pass Congress with $3.5 trillion in new spending over a decade, the level sought by liberals, but again declared that the legislation will become law.

“I’m convinced we’re going to get this done,” he said at a childcare center in Hartford, Connecticut. “We’re not going to get $3.5 trillion. We’ll get less than that. But we’re going to get it and we’re going to come back and get the rest.”

Disputes between progressive and centrist factions of Democrats in Congress have slowed progress on the plan, which would combine a ...

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