10/21, 4:47 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Dems close to arranging top-line for spending bill - Manchin

United States Senator Joe Manchin (pictured) revealed on Thursday that congressional Democrats will agree to a social spending bill-related framework by Friday, and that his party colleagues are "close to arranging a top-line" number for the plan.

The framework will be focused primarily on "understanding and nuances" and could also include items that the progressives and centrists haven't found common ground on so far, he told reporters at Capitol Hill.

Meanwhile, House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said that the Democrats "are still trying to get a framework by the next 48 hours."

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