How paid leave, a tax cut for the rich, and more could get axed from Biden’s social policy bill

By: and - November 24, 2021 6:55 am

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated President Joe Biden’s social spending and climate bill would spend about $1.7 trillion over 10 years. Budget analysts project another roughly $500 billion in tax breaks, putting the total cost at about $2.2 trillion over a decade, higher than earlier estimates from the White House. (Russ Rohde/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats cheered on the floor of the U.S. House after approving President Joe Biden’s massive social spending and climate bill.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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