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Manchin and Sinema Dash Progressives’ $3.5 Trillion Dreams

The most important number for Democrats trying to pass a massive social spending and climate bill isn’t $3.5 trillion. It’s 50. Because Democratic leaders hope to ram through the measure using the arcane reconciliation process, they need all 50 Senate Democrats to vote for whatever bill they come up with. And two of No Labels’ …

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Manchin Balks at $3.5 Trillion as Clock Ticks Down for Democratic Leaders

Another week has passed, and the clock has continued to tick down for Democratic leaders hoping to push through a massive social spending and climate bill. Politico reminds readers that Speaker Pelosi has promised a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill by September 27, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said last week that “nothing would …

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No Labels Poll: 60% Back “Strategic Pause” on $3.5 Trillion Bill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) last week called on the leadership of his party to “pause” their push to pass a social spending and climate bill of up to $3.5 trillion through reconciliation — and most Americans agree. Sixty percent of respondents in a new No Labels poll “favor a ‘strategic pause’ to understand the implications …

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Manchin Warns White House on Size of “Reconciliation” Bill

The clock is ticking toward the promised House vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package — due by September 27 — and it is still unclear where the larger, one-party social spending and climate package stands. One thing is becoming clear: That bill will not reach $3.5 trillion, if Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has anything to …

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Manchin: “My Democratic Colleagues Are Rushing to Spend $3.5 Trillion”

Democrats are barreling ahead on a social spending and climate bill that could cost $3.5 trillion, looking to pass it through the arcane “reconciliation” process we explained last week. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) — whose vote would be needed to pass any such measure — wants a “strategic pause.” Manchin wrote in the WSJ, “Instead …

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What Is the “Reconciliation” Bill, and Could It Kill Infrastructure?

Earlier this week, we looked at the path toward bipartisan infrastructure legislation over the past two years — one in which the House Problem Solvers Caucus and No Labels Senate allies played key roles. A bill has now passed the Senate and is set for a House vote by September 27. But separate arcane legislative …

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