Building back Biden will make leadership buckle on spending bill price tag, Democrats say

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Patrick Semansky/AP Building back Biden will make leadership buckle on spending bill price tag, Democrats say Christian Datoc September 19, 06:33 AMSeptember 19, 06:33 AMThe Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, encompassing the bulk of President Joe Biden’s social welfare spending proposals, will likely come to his desk with a significantly reduced price tag, senior Democratic officials say. Right now, spending concerns raised by centrist Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema have prevented leadership from rapidly sending the measure back to Biden, which under Senate reconciliation rules requires “yea” votes from all 50 members of the caucus, plus Vice President Kamala Harris’s tiebreaking vote. BIDEN TELLS RECONCILIATION HOLDOUTS THEY CAN EITHER SIDE WITH HIM OR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS Manchin …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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