Democrats at odds over Biden’s $1.75 trillion social spending bill

U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive order on reducing government bureaucracy at the White House in Washington
U.S. President Joe Biden smiles after signing an executive order intended to reduce bureaucracy around government services for the public, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

By Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democrats were struggling on Wednesday to find a path forward on President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion domestic investment bill, with moderate Joe Manchin objecting to parts of the program, a person familiar with their negotiations said.