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'Everybody is frustrated,' Biden says as his agenda stalls

Joe Biden
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Posted at 11:15 AM, Oct 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-02 14:15:57-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is acknowledging frustrations as Democrats strain to rescue a scaled-back version of his $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill.

The president told reporters on Saturday, “Everybody is frustrated. That’s part of being in government.”

Days of frantic negotiations this past week couldn't advance the bills. As Biden left the White House for a weekend stay in Delaware, he pledged to do everything he could to get the two pillars of his domestic agenda passed into law.

But he refrained from laying out a new deadline. He said he'll soon travel around the country to promote the legislation.