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Biden Agenda Still Stuck as Manchin Reports ‘No Negotiation’ (2)

Jan. 4, 2022, 8:40 PM

Senator Joe Manchin said Tuesday he’s not in talks with the White House or top Democrats on reviving President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion tax and social spending agenda, leaving the administration’s signature domestic initiative stalled.

“There is no negotiation going on at this time,” the West Virginia Democrat, a pivotal vote in the evenly divided Senate, told reporters as he returned to his Capitol Hill office for the first full Senate legislative day of 2022. “To do some of the things that have been proposed takes more of a majority than we have.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said ...