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Manchin Says Biden Plan ‘Dead’, Must Start From Scratch (2)

Feb. 1, 2022, 9:01 PM

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Build Back Better plan is “dead,” and any talks on reviving key parts of it must start from scratch.

“What Build Back Better bill?” Manchin said Tuesday when asked about the legislation. “It’s dead.”

Joe Manchin
Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

He told reporters in the Capitol that any new discussions have to start with a clean slate. “Whatever we are going to come up with, anything you want to be put on the table we can talk about.”

The West Virginia lawmaker has cited concerns that the social spending in the bill would only ...