Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) want debate on the $3.5 trillion trojan horse “infrastructure” package to determine if they will support the plan after President Joe Biden’s visit of persuasion to Senate this week.
“I’m concerned about inflation, I’m concerned about a competitive tax code, I’m concerned about environmental standards that basically leave people behind in all these things,” Manchin told the Hill.
“I want it to proceed,” Manchin continued. “I want to sit down and be part of that, sure. And figure if we run into a roadblock, we’ll run into one later. But you don’t start out that way.”
Tester also wants the package to proceed so the measures may be debated.
“My thinking is we need to address some very important issues in this country and I think there’s a real possibility that that $3.5 trillion can address some of those issues,” Tester said. “I