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White House chief of staff Jeff Zients, seen here in a Feb. 1, 2023 file photo, says President Biden wants to keep talks about government spending separate from a bill needed to raise the debt limit. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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First raise the debt limit. Then we can talk about spending, the White House insists

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the economy should recover once the coronavirus is under control. But he cautioned that without more help, many small businesses may not survive that long. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Amtrak conductor Michael Laubauskas talks on a radio Feb. 19 as his train departs Trenton, N.J., for Washington, D.C. The U.S. House passed an Amtrak funding bill Wednesday that splits Amtrak's high-ridership Northeast Corridor line that runs from Boston to Washington from the less profitable part of the system. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks Tuesday on Capitol Hill, where a massive spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October and putting to rest the bitter budget battles of last year, is getting generally positive bipartisan reviews. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he arrived at the Capitol on Thursday for negotiations with congressional leaders. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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