Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is calling for a “pause” on the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill, believing the total amount is just too hard of a sell to the American people and saying Senate Majority Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., will not have his vote at that amount.
“He will not have my vote on 3.5 [trillion dollars],” Manchin told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Chuck knows that. We’ve talked about this.
“We already put out $5.4 trillion and tried to help Americans in every way we possibly can. A lot of the help we put out there is still there and is going to run until clear of next year 2022.
“What’s the urgency? What’s the urgency we have? It’s not the same urgency we had with the American Rescue Plan. We got that out the door quickly, about $2 trillion. On top of that, with the C.A.R.E.S package, leading up to that.
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