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Pelosi on Center Stage With Biden’s $4 Trillion Agenda at Risk

Sept. 20, 2021, 6:00 AM

The fate of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda rests largely on Speaker Nancy Pelosi navigating deep Democratic rifts and the minefield of promises she’s made to keep the party’s moderate and progressive wings moving toward her goal.

The California Democrat, who has only three votes to spare on any party-line votes, has a jam-packed September agenda that includes action on a multi-trillion dollar tax and spending bill as well averting both a politically disastrous government shutdown and a potentially catastrophic Treasury default.

How she manages the stream of consequential legislation and the competing demands within her own party could ...

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