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Biden and Manchin may speak on Monday as Democrats push $2 trillion spending bill

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By Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin are expected to speak by telephone as soon as Monday as the White House seeks to help Democrats resolve a number of stubborn differences around a nearly $2 trillion spending package aimed at reshaping the nation’s economy. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, has said he hopes to adopt the bill by Christmas, but Democratic lawmakers are still at odds over the size and scope of the spending bill, dubbed Build Back Better. Manchin, a pivotal moderate swing vote, has been the chief ob…

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