Says Politico:

  • President Joe Biden acknowledged Thursday that negotiations over his Build Back Better bill will drag on into 2022 despite efforts and pledges by Democrats to get it done before Christmas.
  • “It takes time to finalize these agreements, prepare the legislative changes, and finish all the parliamentary and procedural steps needed to enable a Senate vote,” the president said in a statement. “We will advance this work together over the days and weeks ahead; Leader Schumer and I are determined to see the bill successfully on the floor as early as possible.”

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