Health coverage would be expanded under the Democrats’ spending plan.

ImagePresident Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol on Thursday. The framework leaves out several key planks of the economic agenda that the president laid out on the campaign trail and shortly after taking office.
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President Biden pleaded with House Democrats on Thursday to embrace his “framework” for a $1.85 trillion economic and environmental bill, saying its fate would help determine that of his presidency and his party’s hold on Congress, and its success would restore the nation’s standing on the world stage.

But the president’s appeal appeared to have failed to break the logjam among Democrats. Crucial details of the legislation remained in flux, and progressives declared they would not bow to pressure to quickly…

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