Senator Joe Manchin is still refusing to commit to voting for the Democrats’ $2 trillion social and climate package.
Context: Party leaders want to pass the bill before the Christmas deadline they set.
Manchin is concerned about inflation and the length of the programs involved in the package.
Why this is important: Manchin is not a fan of Biden’s vaccine mandates and has already supported Biden’s infrastructure package.
This bill could be too far for Manchin.
Democrats have said the package is fully paid for, but a Congressional Budget Office report says that is wrong.
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