Schumer and Yellen say agreement reached on paying for economic bill but it's unclear if moderates are on board

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday an agreement on revenues to pay for the Democrats’ $ 3.5 trillion agenda, though they did not offer details and its unclear if key moderate Democrats are on board.

The White House, the House and the Senate have reached an agreement on a framework that will pay for any final negotiated agreement,” said Schumer, alongside Yellen and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at her weekly press conference Thursday. “So, the revenue side of this, we have an agreement on.
A senior Democratic aide says there’s an agreement between House and Senate Democratic leaders, the chairs of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees, and White House officials are meeting with key House and Senate moderates today to talk about financing options.
    Schumer later expanded on his announcement, telling reporters thatit’s a menu of optionsthat will pay for whatever the final agreement is on the Democratssweeping social, economic package, which has a price tag of $ 3.5 triljoen, though the exact cost remains up for debate between progressives who see that as a floor and moderates who want the price tag lowered.
      An aide to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, one such key moderate, told CNN that Sinema has not signed off on any tax proposal yet, and Schumer cannot afford to lose any of his members. Sinema has also previously criticized die $ 3.5 biljoen prys.
        Paying for the proposal is only one of many issues Democrats face. Pelosi told CNN that there is still no agreement on a top line price tag, as members are still deciding what will be in the final draft.
          What we said was the House, die Senaat, and the White House came to an agreement on how we can go forward in a way to pay for this,” sy het gese. “We wanted to make sure it was paid for.
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