Manchin 3.5T bill pause

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The Facts

  • Following months of back-and-forth, he has now also pulled his final $1.8 trillion spending compromise, and said further negotiations are off the table.

  • Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (WV) called for "strategic pause" in the process toward finalizing the proposed $3.5 trillion dollar spending bill, which can't pass the Senate without his support.


The Spin

Right narrative

The funding bill is loaded with provisions that have nothing to do with infrastructure, and it will spike inflation and national debt.


Political split

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