President Biden said on Friday, that Sen. Joe Manchin is still not giving statement weather he will acknowledged the sweeping climate and social spending package, However Biden is expecting that they will have a talk next week about the legislation.
The President’s Social Safety Net Bill
On a Friday, afternoon at the White House Biden was asked whether Manchin is going to acknowledged and vote for the package with national inflation as high as it is. President Biden answered satiating that “I don’t know the answer yet. We are going to talk by the beginning of the week,”
Biden encourages that the legislation would provide free preschool, to lower the drug costs and extending the expanded child tax credit, would reduce inflation. A vote of support from Manchin on Biden’s Build Back Better bill costing $1.9 trillion a backed plan on spending focused on the nation’s social safety. Moreover, Biden said that his Build Back Better bill is not going to increase inflation, but it will diminish inflation although It has a negative impact on inflation but that’s not going to have the ticket to let raise inflation.
The White House press secretary Jen Psaki informed the reporters on Friday that the White House and Manchin’s office have been in touch “at a staff level” and reiterated that Biden and Manchin would speak early next week. It was not clear whether the two would speak by phone nor in person.
Manchin is a wild card towards Biden’s Spending Package Plan
Manchin has a great impact on Biden’s Spending Package, He has frequently raised concerns about inflation and disputed with Democrats should push the breaks on passing the bill. Furthermore, Manchin’s concerns, however, have raised doubts about the likelihood that the package will pass before the end of the year. Biden needs all Senate Democrats, including Manchin, to vote in favor of the package in order for it to pass without Republican support.
On the contrary, on Wednesday, Manchin said that he had not made up his mind yet towards the bill and said he had not spoken to Biden yet. Moreover, last week, Manchin cited that he still had a numerous of concerns regarding the legislation namely that budget gimmicks covers the true cost of the bill, and he’s pushing to secure it will not overlap than $1.75 trillion. But he also is seeking to cut down the bill, which passed last month.