Nancy Pelosi announced that the Democrats would agree on Joe Biden's economic plans in a week.

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"You just have to make some final decisions," said the Democratic leader, head of the House of Representatives. First, the ruling party needs to convince two conservative senators to reach a consensus on the social reform projects and the infrastructure mega-plan.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that lawmakers from her party could compromise next week on the broad reforms that US President Joe Biden is seeking.

" We are almost there," Pelosi told CNN. He replied that "that's the plan" when asked if an agreement would be reached in a week. " We have an agreement on 90% of the project; we just have to make some final decisions," he added.

Joe Biden was scheduled to receive this Sunday at his residence in Delaware the Democratic leader of the Senate, Chuck Schumer, and Senator Joe Manchin, one of the "moderate" Democratic representatives. They oppose specific parts of the project of social and ecological reform.

Biden had expressed cautious optimism on Thursday about the possibility of an agreement in Congress to pass his social reform bill and his infrastructure plan.

On Wednesday, he had asked Congress to vote on his investment plans, which should "profoundly change" the United States and whose amounts were reduced to try to bring together all the flanks of the Democratic Party.

Biden led intense negotiations during the week with lawmakers reluctant to cast their vote. In them, he agreed to reduce spending on social measures and the climate drastically.

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin and Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, two center Democrats, have the equivalent of veto power over these bills in light of the highly narrow Democratic majority in the upper house of Congress. Manchin, whose state is home to large coal mining corporations, opposes measures to force companies to adopt clean technologies.

$ 3.5 trillion programs over ten years to improve health care, education, and early childhood care. It is about half of the Defense spending. However, during discussions within his party, this figure dropped to about $ 2 trillion.

The other $ 1.2 trillion programs are for investments to improve infrastructure.

There are still struggles over some clauses of the package, such as the possibility of reducing or eliminating the plan to expand the Medicare assistance plan, child care assistance, and assistance for low-income students.

The White House and party leaders in Congress have been trying to wrap up negotiations before the end of October. The Democrats are trying to reach an agreement that can support both the most progressive and the most conservative sectors of the party.

Democrats also want to give President Biden something concrete to bring and present to the climate summit in Scotland in early November and create a case for Terry McAuliffe in the tightly contested Virginia gubernatorial election on Nov. 2.

The idea is to generate enough momentum in Congress so that the Democrats in the House of Representatives can pass a different measure, investing 1 trillion dollars in plans to improve roads and access to broadband internet.