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White House Holds More Meetings With Democrats on Budget

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After a full day of negotiations on Wednesday, President Biden and his team are expected to continue meeting with Democrats to find a path forward for his agenda.
Mr. Biden urged moderates who have balked at the size of that package to put forward an overall spending level that they could support, as well as the priorities they wanted to see funded, according to senators and aides.

Democrats are aiming to pass the legislation on a party-line vote using a fast-track budget process known as reconciliation that shields it from a filibuster and allows it to pass on a simple majority vote. But because of the slim margins of control on Capitol Hill, Mr. Biden needs the support of every Democrat in the Senate and can lose as few as three in the House to win enactment of…
Emily Cochrane
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