Test of Biden’s agenda looms after Congress votes to avert government shutdown

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By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden’s agenda faced a key test on Thursday among fellow Democrats as the House of Representatives prepared a vote on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that progressives have threatened to block unless there is also a deal on a larger social spending plan. That vote was to come just hours after Congress wrestled Washington back from the brink of a government shutdown, which would have been a black eye for Democrats, by voting to continue funding the government through Dec. 3. The House approved the measure in a bipartisan …

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