Biden Unveils Scaled Down $1.75 Trillion Spending Plan
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.
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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