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Karine Jean-Pierre held a White House press briefing on Thursday as the Democrats reel from Tuesday’s election losses and are still working to push Biden’s budget bill through Congress.
Watch Jean-Pierre’s remarks in the player above.
The House is preparing to debate and vote on a revised draft of President Joe Biden’s now-$1.85 trillion domestic policy package as well as a companion $1 trillion infrastructure bill.
House votes are possible Thursday. The Democrats have bolstered the package by adding a new paid family leave program, work permits for immigrants and a state and local tax break. The cost is growing, but so, too, are revenues to cover it.
A new White House estimate obtained by AP says the legislation will raise $2.1 trillion. Eager to show voters they can deliver after dismal election results, Democrats are hoping to vote quickly but that could slip into Friday.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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