West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he’s “very uncomfortable” with President Biden’s proposed $6 trillion trio of mammoth early-term spending bills, signaling trouble for the two packages still pending.
The White House on Wednesday unveiled the details of Biden’s $1.8 trillion “American Families Plan.” Democrats in Congress are still writing his $2.3 trillion “American Jobs Plan” — after passing his $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” last month without any Republican votes.
“A lot of money, a lot of money — that makes you very uncomfortable, you’re going to find how you’re going to pay for it, you know?” Manchin told reporter Manu Raju of CNN on Capitol Hill.
“Are we going to be able to be competitive and be able to pay for what we need as a country? We’ve got to figure out what our needs are and maybe make some adjustments, who knows.”
Manchin can singlehandedly doom or force revisions to Biden’s pending infrastructure and