Connecticut Post (Sunday)

Dems hope for budget votes as soon as Tuesday


Democratic leaders were hoping for House votes as soon as Tuesday on the two pillars of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, two Democrats said Saturday, as the party mounted its latest push to maneuver the long-delayed legislatio­n through Congress.

It remained unclear, though, whether the ambitious timetable could be met.

Top Democrats would like a final HouseSenat­e compromise on Biden’s now $1.75 trillion, 10-year social and environmen­t plan to be written by Sunday, the Democrats said.

Talks among White House, House and Senate officials were being held over the weekend. The White House unveiled an outline of the $1.75 trillion measure on Thursday that won positive reviews from many rank-and-file lawmakers, pending talks over final details.

An accord could clear the way for congressio­nal approval of that bill and a separate $1 trillion measure funding roads, rail and other infrastruc­ture projects.

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