Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he “can’t vote” for President Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better social welfare spending bill, shocking the political world Sunday when he delivered a major blow to Democrats who hoped to pass the massive package ahead of a brutal 2022 midterm election.
President Biden scrambled in a last-minute rare visit to Capitol Hill Friday to help mitigate the bitter infighting amongst the ever-fractious Democrat Party that publicly saw both factions stalling his domestic agendas, but he emerged from the meeting without a deal that left members of his own party even more furious and confused as to what happens next.
The House on Wednesday passed a massive $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, an amended Senate version authorizing a flurry of new federal spending of agendas Democrats’ solely negotiated on without any Republican input and will now be heading to President Biden’s desk as he is expecting to sign the measure into law by the end of the week.
President Biden abandoned its push to implement Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget amid bipartisan Senate opposition, withdrawing her nomination Monday evening and marking her the first casualty of a failed confirmation to become one of his cabinet picks.
President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden is suffering a major blowback Monday in dooming her chances to be confirmed as three moderate Republicans and one Democrat have all said in recent days that they will not vote on supporting her nomination.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden questioned President Trump’s response to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.