I'll 'work like hell' to seal the deal -Biden

Biden acknowledged the criticism that he had not done more to support the bills by travel around the country, but noted any travel plans were eclipsed by his focus on hurricane and storm damage in recent weeks.

The President was confident that he will be able to get both bills passed but wouldn't give a timetable.

He visited Capitol Hill on Friday to try to squash bickering between moderates and left-leaning progressives in his own Democratic party, which has threatened to upend his signature plan.

Biden is also dealing with the threat the nation's debt ceiling won't be raised. He expressed hope that Republicans would not use a filibuster in the Senate to block efforts to raise the debt ceiling, saying "that would be totally unconscionable" if they did.

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