Sen. Joe Manchin’s $1.8 trillion social spending offer is seemingly no longer in play after breakdown in talks with Biden White House: report

  • Sen. Manchin’s $1.8 trillion spending offer is seemingly no longer in play, per The Washington Post.
  • Manchin doesn’t support advancing the proposal following a breakdown in talks with the White House.

The $1.8 trillion social-spending blueprint that Senator Joe Manchin proposed to the Biden White House in late 2021 has seemingly been shelved after the lawmaker hit turbulence in negotiations with the administration, according to The Washington Post.

Last month, the West Virginia Democrat proposed a counteroffer to the larger Build Back Better social-spending proposal sought by President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders, with the moderate lawmaker’s plan including critical investments for climate initiatives, an expansion of the Affordable Care Act, and universal pre-K.

However, Manchin is no longer supportive of moving that offer along after the breakdown in the negotiation…

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