Democrats confront their Manchin and Sinema dilemma

Politico (USA) | Sep 13, 2021 at 9:40 PM
  • As consideration of the partisan spending bill hits crunch time, Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sinema (D-Ariz.) are aiming at shaving the package down so much that it could endanger much of the House’s work so far in completing several sections of the $3.5 trillion package.
  • Manchin and Sinema’s increasingly public concerns over Democrats’ social spending plan come more than a month after all 50 Senate Democrats supported their $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure package.
  • Several House Democrats have signaled they may oppose some or all of the party’s reconciliation bill, another sign of the difficulties ahead for Democrats.