December 20, 2021
D.C. News
  • Senator Joe Manchin said he will not vote for the Build Back Better Act, effectively ending negotiations on the legislation that would expand the nation’s social safety net. Manchin has always been a key holdout on the legislation, sharing concerns over certain provisions of the massive $1.9 trillion plan and how it may exacerbate soaring inflation in the country. His support is necessary for Democrats to pass this legislation using a process called budget reconciliation, meaning it would only need 51 votes to pass in the Senate. (Articles here, here, herehere, here, and here)