Democrats Work To Modify Biden’s Budget Framework Deal

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Democrats are working to see how flexible the White House’s framework for their massive social spending package is. Lawmakers are hoping to make adjustments to the package released Thursday on topics like healthcare, climate and paid family leave. The deal on the Build Back Better bill was struck with moderate Sens. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona), who opposed many of the original bill’s provisions. The Biden administration wants to enact both the Democrats-only spending package and a Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill. President Joe Biden said Thursday, …

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