Democratic Split on Taxes, Spending Imperils Deal Deadline (1)

Oct. 21, 2021, 6:11 PM

Congressional Democrats are at odds over both the tax and spending sides of a bill to enact the bulk of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, putting in question the goal of party leaders to strike a deal by the end of the week.

The chances for agreement -- which seemed in reach late Tuesday -- have receded as Democrats intensified a search for alternatives to the corporate and individual tax hikes they’d worked on for months, in the face of opposition from Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Democrats also are reworking the bill’s climate provisions, after Senator Joe Manchin ...

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