Manchin Won’t Vote For Reconciliation Bill Costing More Than $1.5 Trillion

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On Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) announced that he wouldn’t support any budget reconciliation bill costing more than $1.5 trillion, a far smaller than a $3.5 trillion goal most Democrats are hoping for. “We’re going to come to an agreement. I’m trying to make sure they understand I’m at $1.5 trillion,” Manchin told reporters on Thursday. In July, Manchin reportedly had distributed his proposal for the infrastructure plan to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York). Manchin said in the document that he would support the bill only up to $1.5 trillion while suggesting sett…

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