Yellen seeks to tamp down concern over US government spending under Biden

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  • Treasury secretary backs tax rises on rich to pay for big plans
  • Republicans push back against expansive infrastructure aims

The US treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, on Sunday sought to tamp down concerns that Joe Biden’s plans on infrastructure, jobs and families will cause inflation, saying spending will be phased in over a decade.

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