Partisan lines form over Dem drug price curbs, economic plan

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President Biden wants Congress to finish an economic package within weeks and the partisan lines are drawn on Capitol Hill It's a far smaller plan than the president wanted after fellow Democrat Joe Manchin nixed including climate change legislation The focus now is on limiting prescription drug prices and extending healthcare subsidies Issues Democrats hope will help them keep congressional control in November We're on the cusp of a big win here White House spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre is urging the Senate to move fast but GOP leader Mitch McConnell says the Democrats drug pricing proposal would hurt drug makers and patients They want to put socialist price controls between American innovators and new cures for debilitating diseases Democrats hope to pass the bill over likely unanimous GOP opposition in coming weeks Sagar Meghani Washington

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