Joe Biden to sell spending plans to House Democrats, deliver speech to Americans


President Biden will plead with House Democrats to pass his economic agenda and make one last sales pitch to the public Thursday before jetting off for an overseas trip.

“Before departing for his foreign trip, he will return to the White House and speak to the American people about the path forward for his economic agenda and the next steps to getting it done,” a White House official said.

Mr. Biden is going to Capitol Hill to push House Democrats to strike a deal on two of his top domestic priorities: a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal and a broader social welfare package.

During his remarks, the president is expected to stress the need for Democratic unity in getting his legislation across the finish line.

After his White House speech, he will set off on an extended overseas trip that begins in Rome for a visit with Pope Francis.

• Haris Alic contributed to this report.

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