Its. Joe manchinJoe ManchinBiden to Meet House Democrats Ahead of Europe Trip: Report 21 House Democrats Call for IRS Bank Reporting Proposal Removed from Spending Bill Democrats Try to Back Manchin on Removal of the paid family leave proposal PLUS (DW.Va.) said Thursday that it could support the $ 1.75 trillion price tag for the Democrats’ social spending plan, though it has not said whether it supports the blanket framework agreement.
“We negotiate a good number that we work with, and we are all negotiating in good faith,” Manchin told reporters.
When asked if $ 1.75 trillion was too high, Manchin replied, “That was negotiated.”
Manchin’s comments are his first indication that he supports a $ 1.75 trillion top line, the size of the framework agreement Biden announced. Democrats propose to pay for their plan, in part, with tax increases focused on high-income homes and businesses.
The top line is dramatically smaller than the $ 3.5 trillion spending limit that Democrats paved the way with a budget resolution earlier this year that advanced the spending deal. Progressives expected a $ 6 trillion bill.
But Manchin’s preferred price has been substantially lower. Manchin had said for weeks that it was at $ 1.5 trillion. Biden then threw a top line of around $ 2 trillion and Democrats for the past week said they expected Manchin to hit between $ 1.7 trillion and $ 2 trillion.
Manchin’s suggestion that he helped negotiate the $ 1.75 trillion top line for the spending framework deal comes as he repeatedly sidestepped Thursday whether he was supporting the framework.
“All of this is in the hands of the House at this time. I have worked in good faith and I hope to continue working in good faith and that is all I am going to say, ”Manchin told reporters early Thursday.
Manchin has been at the center of a lobbying storm as Democrats try to secure their support for different provisions of the spending framework.
During a vote Thursday, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee Wyden On Money: Will Joe Manchin ‘s Billionaire Tax Survive? Patience wears out as Democrats miss deadlines Crucial talks on Biden’s agenda enter the home stretch MORE (D-Ore.), President of the Senate for the Environment and Public Works Tom carperThomas (Tom) Richard Carper Biden administration pushes to include IRS proposal in spending bill despite criticism As the clock ticks, Manchin is voting to pass the spending plan Democrats say have a way to negotiate climate provisions in the spending bill MORE (D-Del.), Senate Democratic Whip Dick durbinDick Durbin Patience wears out as Democrats miss deadlines 535 ‘presidents’ with veto power: why budget deal remains elusive After 35 years, Congress should finally end sentencing disparity between crack and cocaine powder MORE (D-Ill.), Senate Majority Leader Charles schumerChuck Schumer535 ‘Presidents’ With Veto Power: Why Budget Agreement Still Elusive The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented By Facebook – Democrats Insist Budget Consensus Closes As Methane Price And Carbon Emissions Talks will help the US weather the climate MORE (DN.Y.) and Sen. King angusAngus KingBiden to Meet House Democrats Ahead of Europe Trip: Reports Biden Administration Pushing to Include IRS Proposal in Spending Bill Despite Criticism Lawmakers Are Divided on Next Steps to protect the transport sectors against hackers MORE (I-Maine) stopped Manchin to talk to him.
Its. Kirsten gillibrandKirsten Gillibrand Democrats try to back Manchin in eliminating paid family leave proposal Crucial talks on Biden’s agenda enter home stretch Democrats cut paid leave from spending deal amid Manchin’s opposition MORE (DN.Y.), who is also trying to get Manchin’s support to include a paid vacation plan, was also seen pushing him in the Senate.
Although Manchin has not said whether he supports the framework, some of his Democratic colleagues told reporters Thursday that they believe he has the backing of all 50 Senate Democrats.
“It is clear that they support this plan,” the Senator said. Chris CoonsChris Andrew Coons Crucial Talks About Biden’s Agenda Enter The Home Stretch Energy & Environment Overnight – Presented By American Clean Power – Democrats See Way To Address Climate Provisions Democrats Say They Have A Path To Negotiate Provisions climate conditions in the spending bill MÁS (D-Del.) He told reporters about Manchin and Senator Kirsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Adding that he had spoken to both.
Its. Tim kaineTimothy (Tim) Michael Kaine Patience wears out as Democrats miss deadlines Obama gives forceful speech for McAuliffe: ‘Don’t miss this’ Biden injects new impetus into obstructionist fight MORE (D-Va.) He added that he also believed there were 50 votes for the framework agreement.
“Joe bidenJoe BidenBiden to Meet House Democrats Ahead of Europe Trip: Report 21 House Democrats Call for Removal of IRS Bank Reporting Proposal from Spending Bill Overnight Health Care – Presented by Altria – Vulnerable Democrats Push Drug Pricing Plan MORE would not have announced this agreement and put the senators [Sinema] and Manchin’s name in the first paragraph of the ad unless you feel a high degree of confidence, “Kaine said.