Democrat Senator Joe Manchin just gave President Biden more bad news about his agenda. One of the only Democrat holdouts says that Biden will have to significantly cut back on his child tax credit included in Biden’s bill before he will consider supporting it.
The Daily Wire reports:
Manchin “told the White House the child tax credit must include a firm work requirement and family income cap in the $60,000 range,” Axios reported, adding that the move “would dramatically weaken one of President Biden’s signature programs.”
Manchin, along with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), “held a call with House centrist lawmakers last Wednesday in which the senators detailed some of their specific concerns about Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending plan,” the report added.
Biden was reportedly dealt another severe blow from Manchin in recent days over another major component of the $3.5 trillion bill.
Manchin, the Democrat from coal-rich West Virginia whose vote is crucial to passage of the bill, has told the White House that he strongly opposes the clean electricity program, according to three of those people. As a result, White House staffers are now rewriting the legislation without that climate provision, and are trying to cobble together a mix of other policies that could also cut emissions. …
The moderate West Virginia Democrat has been a major roadblock to President Biden’s agenda.