Democratic allies press the White House to focus more — and say more — on inflation worries


“Yes, we have now passed the infrastructure bill,” said one senior White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to candidly discuss the thinking in Biden’s inner circle. “Yes, we’ve passed [Build Back Better] in the House. Yes, the president tapped the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Yes, we are going on offense because BBB is an anti-inflation policy. Yes, we have tamped down Democratic infighting. So a lot is aligning at once, thanks to months of work — which continues.”


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