Biden says hopes to get social spending bill done this year, will be close

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a holiday celebration for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), at the Hotel Washington, in Washington, U.S, December 14, 2021.
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U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he hoped he and lawmakers could reach agreement on his social spending and climate agenda this year.

“I hope so – it’s going to be close,” Biden told reporters before leaving the White House on a trip to visit Kentucky after deadly tornadoes this week.

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