March 3, 2024

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Millions in US coping with loss of special jobless benefits


Democrats in Congress are pushing ahead with a sweeping multi-trillion-dollar 10-year spending plan that marks the latest step in their drive to expand education, health care and childcare support, tackle the climate crisis and make further investments in infrastructure.

Thirteen House committees are crafting the legislation that will make up the massive package in coming days, with a target of submitting detailed bills by September 15. Democratic leaders hope to hold a floor vote later this month.

Party leaders are hoping to use the annual budget process to push through a major broadening of the nation’s social safety net envisioned