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Biden’s Economic Plan Finally Comes Into Focus as It Shrinks (1)

Oct. 23, 2021, 5:19 PM

The White House’s concessions are piling up on President Joe Biden’s social-spending plan -- including climate, education and childcare provisions -- as negotiations continue into the weekend.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday after breakfast with the president that “more than 90% is agreed to and written.”

But by the time it’s finished, the legislation will be far less ambitious than the president and progressive lawmakers had hoped, after its scope and price tag were winnowed at the behest of two Senate moderates, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.

“Look, it’s all about compromise,” Biden said during a CNN ...

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