WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says he has reached a “historic” framework with Democrats in Congress on his sweeping, though scaled-back domestic policy plan.
Biden’s remarks at the White House come after he traveled early Thursday to Capitol Hill to pitch House Democrats on the package.
The proposal is now $1.75 trillion and without a paid family leave program and other priorities.
But it’s still a sweeping plan with new health care, free-prekindergarten and climate change programs. He told lawmakers in the plainest language:
“I need your votes.” He wanted a deal before departing for global summits.
Progressive House Democrats want to see the fine print.