Biden’s budget a ‘peace offering’ that could restart stalled economic agenda

It’s Joe Biden’s budget — delivered with a Joe Manchin-style flourish.

The White House is boasting that the president’s budget contains major deficit reduction, a move that Democrats see as calculated to appeal to a handful of centrist lawmakers who hold the pre-midterms fate of the president’s economic agenda in their hands.

Formally introduced on Monday, the budget proposal comes as Biden seeks to revive talks with Senate Democratic moderates such as West Virginia’s Manchin on central elements of his now-defunct social

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