Washington — With President Biden set to leave Washington for a trip to Europe later this week, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are racing to broker an agreement on his multi-trillion-dollar social spending package and settle splits among their conference over paid leave, an expansion of Medicare benefits and the means of paying for the legislation. House Democrats met behind closed doors Tuesday amid the ongoing negotiations over a framework for Mr. Biden's proposal to expand a slew of social programs, and the president is poised to huddle with lawmakers at the White House to discuss moving his domestic policy agenda forward, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. But divisions remain among Democrats over key aspects of the legislation, complicating Democratic leaders' goals of reaching a deal on the details of the package before Mr. Biden leaves the country to attend a Group of 20 conference in Rome and a United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, known as COP26. "This is an urgent moment to strengthen President Biden's hand on the world stage, and I understand and respect they have concerns that they're negotiating around, but to go to the G20 and to go to COP26 in Glasgow without progress on the deal would be to miss a critical opportunity," Democratic Senator Chris Coons of Delaware told reporters of his colleagues. To address concerns from moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, whose support for the plan is crucial for passage in the Senate, party leaders have already scaled down the measure's price tag from $3.5 trillion to roughly $2 trillion over 10 years. Mr. Biden also said last week his plan for free community college is likely to be stripped from the package, and a proposal for 12 weeks of paid family leave may be trimmed to four weeks. While key pieces of the plan are being scaled down or removed altogether, the White House and Democratic leaders are urging lawmakers to back the package, arguing they should seize the opportunity to pass what party leaders say is "transformational legislation." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to meet Tuesday afternoon with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, to discuss the plan, according to a Democratic aide. "The alternative to what is being negotiated is not the original package, it is nothing," Psaki told reporters during the White House press briefing. "So what we . . . read the full article here.