Manchin says he won’t support Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plan

Source: The Hill

“Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), a key moderate Democrat, said on Sunday that he can’t support President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plan. ‘We don’t have the need to rush into this and get it done within one week because there’s some deadline we’re meeting or someone’s going to fall through the cracks,’ Manchin said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’ ‘I want to make sure that children are getting taken care of, that people are basically having an opportunity to go back to work. We have 11 million jobs that we haven’t filled, 8 million people still unemployed. Something’s not matching up there,’ he added. Manchin also said he would look at adjusting the tax code first if he were writing the bill from scratch. … Manchin earlier this month advised Democrats to ‘hit the pause button’ on Biden’s plan.” (09/12/21)