The Guardian
Joan E Greve and Lois Beckett

Joe Manchin called on the House to quickly pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, even as he refused to endorse Joe Biden’s framework for the $1.75tn reconciliation package. Manchin, one of the two Democratic holdouts on the reconciliation package in the Senate, said he would not support the legislation until he had a clearer sense about how it would impact the deficit.

House progressives indicated they still hoped to pass both the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package later this week. Congressional Progressive Caucus chair Pramila Jayapal said she trusted Biden’s assurances that the reconciliation bill framework can attract the support of all 50 Democratic senators.

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