Bracing for Losses, Democrats Look to Biden for a Reset

House Democrats planned a retreat here this week hoping for a reset after a difficult period during which President Biden has been buffeted by rising gas prices

Instead, they arrived in buses in the middle of the night after the president’s latest coronavirus aid package collapsed in Congress late Wednesday

A grim reminder that his legislative agenda has stalled on Capitol Hill as they head into a midterm election season in which they are bracing for big losses.

One year to the day after the enactment of Mr. Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan — a law that remains broadly popular even if the president

They are worried that the accomplishments they helped deliver to Mr. Biden are being drowned out by concern over the rising price of gas

And they are looking to the president, who addressed them at the retreat on Friday, to help them reframe the conversation.

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