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Anger Grows at Sens. Manchin, Sinema over Obstruction of Democratic Priorities

Democrats are nonetheless divided over President Biden’s sweeping $3.5 trillion spending plan to develop the social security internet, enhance taxes on the wealthy and firms, enhance employee rights and fight the local weather disaster.

Senate Democrats are hoping to make use of the finances reconciliation course of to cross the invoice, however this may solely work if the complete Democratic caucus backs the deal, and conservative Democrats have balked on the price ticket.

Progressive Democrats within the House, in the meantime, say they gained’t vote for a separate $1.2 trillion infrastructure invoice handed by the Senate except the reconciliation invoice is a part of the package deal. “We want to pass the full agenda that President Biden has set forth,” says Ro Khanna, a Democratic congressmember from California.

“This is what President Biden campaigned on, and we need to deliver.” Khanna additionally discusses U.S. immigration coverage, elevating the refugee cap, investigating the complete 20 years of the War in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops house from Iraq.

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