It’s crunch time as the Biden administration tries to shepherd its multi-trillion dollar agenda through Congress.
Democrats are scrambling to secure a deal this week on its massive social benefits plan. The ‘Build Back Better’ act. Moderate Democrats have argued the legislation’s price tag – $3.5 trillion to be spent over ten years – is too expensive.
The White House and other senior Democrats are locked in intense negotiations with key moderates Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, with the likelihood that the cost of the bill has to come down around the one trillion mark.