Biden Unveils Scaled Down $1.75 Trillion Spending Plan

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

President Joe Biden speaks about his domestic agenda from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Joe Biden said in a nationally televised speech Thursday morning that he has reached a “historic” framework with Democrats in Congress on a scaled-back domestic policy plan.

Biden’s remarks at the White House come after he traveled early Thursday to Capitol Hill to pitch House Democrats on the package.

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The proposal is now $1.75 trillion and without a paid family leave program and other priorities. But it’s still a sweeping plan with new health care, free-prekindergarten and climate change programs.

He told lawmakers in the plainest language: “I need your votes.” He wanted a deal before departing for global summits.

Progressive House Democrats want to see the fine print.

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