Manchin Voices Opposition To Dem Spending Package

Reuters reports:

President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda suffered a significant setback on Monday when moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin announced he would not yet support a $1.75 trillion framework unveiled late last week.

“I won’t support a multi-trillion bill without greater clarity,” Manchin, a holdout who has often served as a critical roadblock to Biden’s agenda, told reporters.

He portrayed the bill as being filled with “shell games” and “budget gimmicks” that would end up costing far more than its $1.75 trillion price tag. Instead, Manchin demanded immediate action in the U.S. House of Representatives on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill already approved by the Senate.

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