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Biden to call for $4 trillion in new spending during joint address to Congress

  • Source: BikersPAC
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President Joe Biden is expected to call for $4 trillion in new federal spending during his joint address to Congress on Wednesday evening.

Biden's forthcoming $1.8 trillion American Families Plan is the follow-up to his $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan, which is focused on infrastructure improvements, universal broadband and creating new union jobs. 

After Biden's call for "unity" in his inaugural address, Democrats appear ready to use budget reconciliation again to move elements of the president's latest plans through Congress without GOP votes.

The Democrats used the reconciliation tool to avoid the legislative filibuster in the Senate and pass Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill called the American Rescue Plan Act. In addition to funding for vaccines, the extension of a $300 weekly federal unemployment payment and $1,400 stimulus checks, the bill included an $86 billion bailout for union-managed pension plans.