Manchin: I Will Not Vote for $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill 

Posted 14 days ago


Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he will not vote for the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that the Democrats are trying to pass as a companion bill to the infrastructure package.

Anchor Dana Bash said, “Let’s talk about the op-ed you wrote. You said you cannot support the $3.5 trillion bill until you get greater clarity on why that amount is necessary. Most of your colleagues have been trying to give you that clarity over the past couple of weeks since you wrote that. Party leader, Chuck Schumer, says he’s moving, quote, full speed ahead with this package. Will he have your vote?”

Manchin said, “And that’s fine. He can. He will not have my vote on 3.5. Chuck knows that. We’ve talked about this. We already put out $5.4 trillion and tried to help Americans in every way we possibly can. A lot of ... (Read more)