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Biden pushes $1.75 trillion spending bill, progressives push back

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By Trevor Hunnicutt and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a $1.75 trillion economic and climate change plan that he said unified Democrats then was quickly rebuffed by members of his own party. “We have a historic economic framework” that will create jobs and make the United States more competitive, Biden said after a last-minute trip to Congress to convince reluctant progressives to support the spending plan. He then departed for a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 countries in Italy. He left behind a U.S. Congress bubbling with conflicts a…

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