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Joe Manchin's opposition to party-line infrastructure bill may derail early Democratic efforts to capitalize on Biden stimulus

Joe Manchin's opposition to party-line infrastructure bill may derail early Democratic efforts to capitalize on Biden stimulus

Sen. Joe Manchin.
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West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said he won't support an infrastructure bill without GOP support.




It may set back Democratic efforts to capitalize on Biden's stimulus with another large spending plan.




House Democrats have already started considering reconciliation methods for upcoming spending.




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Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he would not support an infrastructure bill that Republican support, a potential blow to early Democratic efforts to capitalize on the passage of $1.9 trillion stimulus bill.In an "Axios on HBO" interview on Sunday, Manchin - a moderate Democrat who opposed a minimum wage increase in the stimulus bill - said Democrats needed to work more with Republicans. Nevertheless, Manchin voted with the rest of his party to pass the package almost entirely intact, and President Joe Biden is set to sign the bill within days. It passed the Senate on Saturday with zero Republican votes, reflecting their strong opposition to the plan's size and scale.Manchin argued on Axios that it would have been possible to get some Republicans to support the relief package if Democrats had been willing to compromise. Instead, they opted to circumvent the GOP using a tactic called reconciliation, a path to enact certain budgetary bills with a simple majority of 51 votes.
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