Chuck Schumer Denies Manchin's Request to 'Pause' $3.5 Trillion Trojan Horse Package

Chuck Schumer Denies Manchin's Request to 'Pause' $3.5 Trillion Trojan Horse Package


Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has denied Sen. Joe Manchin’s request for a “strategic pause” regarding the $3.5 trillion Trojan horse reconciliation package due to the bill’s importance.

“We’re moving full speed ahead,” Schumer said Wednesday. “We want to keep going forward. We think getting this done is so important for the American people.”

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) leaves the U.S. Capitol following a vote. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images).

“We’re going to all come together to get something big done,” Schumer continued. “It’s our intention to have every part of the Biden plan in a big and robust way.”

Manchin, who holds considerable power in the 50/50 split Senate, wrote in the Wall Street Journal September 2 that he “won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity.”

Manchin continued:

Instead of rushing to spend trillions on new government programs and

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