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Vulnerable Democrats Urge Progress on Biden’s Economic Agenda

Jan. 14, 2022, 2:51 PM

House Democrats facing competitive re-elections are growing frustrated with the lack of progress on the wide-ranging social spending and tax plan.

Some are already touting aspects of the Build Back Better Act, a roughly $2 trillion package the chamber passed in November. But progress on the bill (H.R. 5376) ground to a halt last month in the 50-50 Senate when Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) revealed he couldn’t support the bill in its current form and with unanimous Republican opposition.

With only a few months before primaries begin in earnest and Democrats facing the prospect of losing their House majority, ...