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President Biden addresses a gathering of the National Association of Counties in Washington on Tuesday. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

Today, President Biden argued that Republican legislative plans would add substantially to the national debt and benefit the wealthy, large corporations and drug companies. Biden accused Republicans of trying to “take away people’s health care, increase costs for middle-class families to push Americans into poverty,” and vowed, “I’m going to stop them.” His speech at a union hall in Lanham, Md., came amid a standoff over raising the debt ceiling with House Republicans, who are insisting upon spending cuts in exchange for their support — a stand they did not take under President Donald Trump when the limit was raised three times without conditions.

On Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats held a separate event at which they argued that the spending cuts sought by House Republicans would damage key programs and “put further strain on American households.”

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