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Deal on Biden’s $2T plan edges closer; Harris is ‘confident’

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By LISA MASCARO, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ALAN FRAM
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders in Congress have edged close to a deal on their big package of social services and climate change strategies. They’ve gone past Friday’s informal deadline, but negotiations are expected to continue into the weekend in an effort to scale back the plan and determine how to pay for it. The Democratic leaders have been working with moderates and progressives to shrink the once-$3.5 trillion, 10-year package to about $2 trillion in child care, health care and clean energy programs. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a deal is “very possible.” Vice President Kamala Harris says she’s ”confident” that an agreement will be reached.

Associated Press

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