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Senate Democrats Split on Spending as Biden Meets Sanders (3)

July 13, 2021, 1:37 AM

President Joe Biden met with Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders on Monday as Democratic lawmakers wrangled to find consensus on legislation designed to carry most of Biden’s $4 trillion longer-term economic agenda.

“My job is to do everything I can to see the Senate comes forward with the strongest possible legislation to protect the needs of the working families of this country,” Sanders told reporters after meeting with Biden at the White House. “I think we are on the same page,” he said of Biden.

Later, at the Capitol, Sanders said negotiations had progressed over the July 4 congressional ...