When asked about President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan with reporters on Tuesday, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin downplayed the notion that the multi-trillion-dollar package would be revived on Capitol Hill.
‘What is the Build Back Better Bill? There aren’t any. ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about,’ the moderate Democrat told members of the Capitol Hill pool. When asked if there had been any discussions regarding the bill since December, Manchin responded, ‘No, no, no, no, it’s dead.’
Getting Build Back Better over the line
According to MailOnline, Build Back Better was stalled before Christmas by Sen. Joe Manchin’s opposition, and President Joe Biden launched a new campaign to get the bill passed last week.
A delegation of CEOs was invited to the White House to discuss the proposal with him and his administration officials.
Later, during an address in Pittsburgh, President Biden touched up aspects of Build Back Better.
On Monday, Biden’s Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told Politico that she anticipated the administration would be able to persuade Manchin to agree to the terms of the agreement.
I believe he is approachable,’ she added. It appears that we will be able to apprehend him. “I have a feeling that this will transpire.”
Why Manchin doesn’t support the bill?
AS reported that the national poverty rate in the United States was 11.4 percent in the year 2020. With a rate of sixteen percent, it was nearly five percentage points higher in West Virginia.
The bill will increase inflation, reduce the reliability of the energy grid, and increase our reliance on foreign supply chains, according to Manchin. None of these assertions were based on or referred to any of the specific measures included in the bill in question.
According to the Wharton School of Business, which is frequently mentioned by Joe Manchin, the uncertainty produced by the epidemic, “rapid economic recovery,” and “ongoing supply chain difficulties” are the factors fueling inflation.
Consumer demand, the group acknowledges, could be affected by the bill; however, because of major shifts currently taking place in the market, “changes in inflation of a few hundredths of a percentage point would likely be indistinguishable from variation in inflation expected whether the legislation is enacted or not.”
Manchin has stated that he is not opposed to the bill’s many provisions but would prefer to see them passed as separate legislation. However, because Republicans have shown no signs of support, the Senate will be unable to pass the proposals due to the sixty-vote filibuster.
If Manchin wants to offer stand-alone proposals, he should write them and bring them to the floor. However, many progressives are dissatisfied with the plan’s rejection, which means renouncing the campaign promises that got them elected while offering no new options.