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President Biden on Friday urged congressional Democrats to overcome differences surrounding his multi-trillion-dollar economic proposal but said he's still confident it will pass.
Why it matters: It's currently unclear how the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package will move forward with moderate and progressive Democrats in disagreement over critical portions of the legislation.
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What they're saying: Biden met with fellow Democrats on Wednesday to come to an agreement on the reconciliation package, which primarily focuses on expanding social safety nets.
The president said the meeting was "collegial" but ultimately ended without a deal.
"Now we're at this stalemate at the moment and we're going to have to get these two pieces of legislation passed. Both need to be passed," Biden said. "This is a process, and it's going to be up and down."
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