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Dems begin work on domestic plans

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WASHINGTON — Democrats began pushing plans for providing paid family and medical leave, easing climate change and bolstering education through House committees Thursday as they battled Republican­s and among themselves over President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion vision for reshaping federal priorities.

Five separate panels worked on their slices of the 10-year proposal, early steps in what looms as a fraught autumn for Democrats hoping to enact a remarkable range of major policy changes. They face not only solid GOP opposition but internal divisions among progressiv­es and moderates in a Congress they control very narrowly.

Democrats also released their blueprint for retooling Medicare, Medicaid, children’s health insurance and the 2010 health care law.

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