Splits among Democrats plague effort to pass Biden’s domestic agenda

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By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Divisions between progressives and moderates are bedeviling U.S. Democrats as they struggle to advance President Joe Biden’s agenda, with the fate of the $3.5 trillion social spending legislation they hope to pass hanging in the balance. House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters on Tuesday the proposed price tag could be lowered, depending on what Democrats in the Senate, including moderate Senator Joe Manchin, can support. “If the Senate can’t do 3.5, we’ve got to see what they can do,” Hoyer said. Progressive Democrats in the…

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