Biden, Progressive Leader Meet as Agenda Hangs in Balance (1)

Oct. 18, 2021, 5:35 PM

President Joe Biden met with the leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Monday as lawmakers returned to Washington for make-or-break negotiations over the president’s infrastructure and social spending proposals.

The president spoke with Representative Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, at the White House. Biden is planning to hold other conversations by phone with Democrats across the ideological spectrum.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that Biden will hold separate meetings on Tuesday with liberal and more centrist factions of congressional Democrats. He’ll travel to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday to continue trying to ...

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