Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill

  • Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., left, and Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., confer as the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee continues working on a sweeping proposal for tax hikes on big corporations and the wealthy to fund President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion domestic rebuilding plan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — House Democrats began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden’s expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must come only from Americans who earn more than $400,000 a year.