Biden says he’ll “work like hell” getting bills off
US President Joe Biden said Saturday he would “work like hell” getting both an infrastructure bill and a billions of dollars on social spending through Congress and plans to travel more to bolster American support.
Biden visited the Capitol on Friday to try end a struggle between moderates and leftist progressives in his Democratic Party, which has threatened the two bills that are at the core of his domestic agenda.
The president admitted criticism on Saturday for not doing more to gain support for the bills by traveling around the country. He found that there were many reasons including its focus on hurricane and storm damage during recent trips, among other things.
Biden said he would go across the country “Justify why it is so important” and make it clearer to people what is in the two bills.
He said he wanted the bills to make life more livable for ordinary Americans Make childcare affordable, for example.
“There is nothing radical or unreasonable in any of these laws“said Biden.” I’m going to try to sell what I think the people, the Americans, are going to buy. “
Biden expressed confidence that both bills would be passed however, refused to set a deadline, such as Thanksgiving in November, for when this would happen.
“I think I can do it“Said Biden.
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