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Relief pitcher: Biden hits road to sell America on $4.7T bills Dems won’t buy

President Biden will travel to Michigan on Tuesday to rally Americans to support the massive social and infrastructure spending packages that he has failed to sell to members of his own Democratic Party.

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill passed in the Senate is being held hostage by progressives in the House of Representatives until the Senate also passes Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending plan, which moderates like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) say is at least $2 trillion too high. 

The infighting forced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to cancel a vote last Thursday on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure deal and sent Biden scrambling to Capitol Hill the next day for a half-hour meeting with Democrats, after which he said the infrastructure bill will not be able to be passed without a deal on the social spending measure, calling his key legislative measures “tied together.”

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