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Biden Summons Democrats to Oval Office to Unite on Agenda (2)

Sept. 22, 2021, 11:36 PM

President Joe Biden is attempting to mediate between Democratic moderates and progressives, as disputes between the two wings of the party threatens to sink his economic agenda.

Biden’s Oval Office overture on Wednesday was part of stepped-up efforts by the administration to reach out to lawmakers, either in groups or in individual meetings, as the president tries to assert more control over a package that is at a pivotal juncture in Congress.

Biden and Democratic congressional leaders are seeking middle ground on tax and spending legislation encompassing most of Biden’s domestic agenda. The future of that and a separate infrastructure ...

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