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Biden Seeks Path Out of Gridlock After Resetting Clock on Agenda

Oct. 4, 2021, 6:00 AM

President Joe Biden and top Democrats will regroup this week to salvage two pillars of his agenda, after gridlock between the party’s two flanks scuttled passage of an infrastructure bill and threatens to drag on for weeks.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reset the clock on Saturday, giving lawmakers until Halloween to strike a deal on both the bipartisan $550 billion infrastructure deal and a broader, signature package of social spending, health care and tax measures they must pass with only Democratic votes.

The weekend offered mixed signals -- including Pelosi’s delay and a blistering critique of House Democrats from moderate ...