Democrats Divided Over How Best to Slice Biden’s Economic Agenda

Oct. 13, 2021, 6:00 AM

Democrats are coalescing around a tax and spending plan totaling about $2 trillion, but the party’s progressives and moderates remain divided over which pieces of President Joe Biden’s agenda to pay for -- and how long to pay for them.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer must pick and choose from a Democratic wish list that includes free community college, subsidized child care, expanded Medicare benefits and a large investment in climate programs as they attempt to draft a bill that can pass both chambers.

House Democrats last month wrote a $3.5 trillion bill funding ...

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