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Tussling Dems tumble toward deal on Biden’s economic plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fractious congressional Democrats coalesced significantly around President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar domestic ambitions last week. But the two measures boosting resources for social, environment and infrastructure programs remained works in progress, and lawmakers also managed to embarrass Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

That dissonance reflects how things routinely work in Congress, where legislating and politics are ungainly and often produce convoluted messages.

A look at Democrats’ bumpy path ahead following another tumultuous week of trying to pull their agenda through a Congress divided so tightly that they’ll need almost unanimous support to smash through united Republican opposition:


Though its final shape is still being negotiated, Biden bowed to Democrats’ handful of stubborn moderates demanding that he cut his 10-year, $3.5 trillion package of social and…

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