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Democrats Pressing Biden to Go Even Bigger With Families Plan

April 27, 2021, 6:07 PM

Democratic lawmakers are clamoring to add to President Joe Biden’s package of social spending even before he rolls it out on Wednesday, risking a ballooning price tag and adding to the complications already facing the White House in getting it through Congress.

From taxes to expanding Medicare to subsidizing child care, a wide swath of the party’s lawmakers are arguing that time is running out to act boldly on Democratic priorities before the 2022 midterm elections -- which could flip control of one or both chambers to Republicans.

Biden’s “American Families Plan,” which he’ll outline to a joint session ...

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