Monday, July 26

Joe Manchin

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Joe Manchin doubles down on refusing to add to the deficit to fund a Democrat-only infrastructure plan

Manchin doubled down on his insistence to fully finance a Democrat-only infrastructure package. "I think we've put enough free money out," he said, citing the federal response to the pandemic. Manchin's support is critical for Democrats in an evenly-divided Senate. ISee more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin is ruling out borrowing money to finance a party-line infrastructure package as Senate Democrats deliberate the range of tax increases that would be needed to pay for President Joe Biden's agenda.'I think everything should be paid for now," he told reporters. "I think we've put enough free money out."Manchin ...
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Bernie Sanders says he wants over $3.5 trillion for a Democrat-only infrastructure package. Senate Democrats aren’t ready to commit.

Sanders wants a Democrat-only infrastructure bill that's larger than $3.5 trillion. "I'm going to fight to make that proposal as robust as it can be," he said outside the White House. Talks are in their early stages, and Insider spoke to several Democrats who weren't ready to commit. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday said he's pushing Democrat-only infrastructure package larger than $3.5 trillion, as Senate Democrats kicked off a frenzied legislative period."I'm going to fight to make that proposal as robust as it can be," Sanders told reporters outside the White House after an afternoon mee...
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Bernie Sanders said he’d oppose a $3 trillion Democrat-only infrastructure plan since it’s’much too low,’ potentially setting up spending showdown with Manchin

Sanders ruled out backing a Democrat-only infrastructure plan below $3 trillion. "That's much too low," he told New York Times opinion columnist Maureen Dowd. It may set up a confrontation with centrists like Joe Manchin, who favor a smaller plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders indicated that he would oppose a Democrat-only spending bill if its price tag didn't top $3 trillion, brushing anything lower as too meager. It may set the stage for a confrontation between Sanders and moderate Democrats looking to restrain the size of a follow-up package.In an interview with New York Times opinion columnist...
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Joe Manchin indicated he would cut a Democratic-only infrastructure plan to $2 trillion so it doesn’t grow the national debt

Manchin said Sunday he would support a $2 trillion Democratic-only infrastructure plan. Senate Democrats are weighing up to $6 trillion in new spending, and Manchin may derail their ambitions. "I do not want to add more debt on," Manchin said on ABC's "This Week." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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AOC blasts Republicans for wasting time and’negotiating in bad faith’ on bipartisan infrastructure deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Republicans for walking back from a bipartisan infrastructure deal. On Twitter, the New York lawmaker accused GOP senators of negotiating "in bad faith." She also blasted the lack of diversity in the bipartisan group of senators negotiating with Biden. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Joe Manchin balks at backing $6 trillion in infrastructure spending sought by Bernie Sanders, Senate Democrats

Joe Manchin balked at the $6 trillion price-tag of an economic package proposed by Bernie Sanders. "I have a hard time swallowing that," he told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Democrats are trying to pass a larger economic package that ticks off parts of Biden's agenda. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Joe Manchin opens the door to backing Democrat-only infrastructure bill that rolls back ‘unfair’ Trump tax cuts

Manchin signaled he could support a party-line infrastructure bill after striking a possible deal with Republicans. Manchin's backing is pivotal to the bill passing without GOP support. He also supports unwinding the Trump tax cuts, which he called "unfair." See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Tuesday said he was open to backing a party-line infrastructure bill. It's one of the clearest signs yet that Democrats could pivot to approving much of President Joe Biden's spending plans without GOP support.The influential Democratic centrist told NBC News that "human infrastructure" should con...
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Lindsey Graham calls the Democrats’ voting-rights bill’the biggest power grab’ in US history, rejects Manchin compromise proposal

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday continued to reject the premise of the For the People Act. Graham said that he would also oppose Sen. Joe Manchin's compromise proposal. "We had the largest turnout in the history the US, and states are in charge of voting in America," he said. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Sunday blasted the Democrats' sweeping voting-rights bill, saying that even a compromise hashed out by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia would not pass muster.The "For the People Act," also known as HR1 or S.1., would end partisan gerrymandering, expan...