Democrats 'pretty much there' on U.S. social spending bill -Pelosi

# 25 October 2021 02:02 (UTC +04:00)

Democrats have almost reached an agreement on a social spending bill that is a pared-down version of U.S. President Joe Biden's priorities and plan to vote on that and an infrastructure bill in the coming week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday, APA reports quoting Reuters.

"I think we're pretty much there now," Pelosi said in an interview with CNN's "State of the Union" as Biden met with fellow Democrats Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin, who has objected to parts of the bill.

No top-line number for the spending bill was likely to emerge from Sunday's breakfast meeting at Biden's home in Delaware, given some of the complicated issues that need to be resolved, sources told Reuters.

Several hours after the meeting was made public, there was no word on what, if any, progress was made.