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U.S. Democrats near deal on price tag for Biden’s social bill, Manchin says

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By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Democrats are close to agreeing on an overall price tag for U.S. President Joe Biden’s ambitious expansion of social programs, centrist Senator Joe Manchin said on Thursday, though there are no guarantees they will reach a deal. They have spent months arguing about the size and scope of what was initially proposed as a $3.5 trillion plan to expand the social safety net and fight climate change, which key Democrats this week have agreed will be cut to we…

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