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Is Build Back Better dead? What’s next for the bill after Manchin says ‘no’

Dec 20, 2021


Over the weekend, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he cannot support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act. With Sen. Manchin’s support needed for the bill to pass, the announcement could be a deadly blow to the bill.

Despite this, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the White House are pressing on, with Sen. Schumer planning for a vote early next month. What needs to change in the bill to get Manchin’s support? Straight Arrow News Political Editor Annie Andersen speaks with Shannon Longworth about what future negotiations on the bill could look like.

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