WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin declared Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s huge social and surroundings bill is “dead,” utilizing his strongest language to this point to underscore that any revival of Democrats’ prime home priorities must come up from recent negotiations.
Manchin, D-W.Va., mentioned in December that he could not help the model of the laws as written. That basically doomed the 10-year, roughly $2 trillion measure that had already handed the House as a result of his celebration should have Manchin’s vote within the 50-50 Senate.
“What Build Back Better bill?” Manchin said Tuesday, using the legislation’s name, when reporters asked about it. “There is no, I mean, I don’t know what you’re all talking about.” Asked if he’d had any talks about it, he added, “No, no, no no. It’s useless.”
As he has previously, Manchin mentioned he stays open to talks. On Monday, he informed reporters there hadn’t been any formal negotiations but.