What’s the meaning of compromise?

CQ Budget, Ep. 219

The East Front of the U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington in May. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The East Front of the U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington in May. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted October 22, 2021 at 1:46pm

When it comes to reconciliation, reducing the original price tag by $1.5 trillion has left a lot on the floor. President Joe Biden signaled Democrats are close now, or at least closer, to a final package.

A Medicare expansion to cover dental, hearing and vision; tax rate increases on corporations and wealthy individuals; and two years of tuition-free community college appear to be left by the wayside.

CQ Roll Call's Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman lay out the specifics and discuss the politics of the bill.

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