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Joe Manchin indicated he would cut a Democratic-only infrastructure plan to $2 trillion so it doesn’t grow the national debt

Joe Manchin

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Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday that he could support a $2 trillion Democratic-only infrastructure plan. It suggests Senate Democrats may have to significantly curtail their ambitions to earn Manchin’s vote.

The influential senator pushed back on the $6 trillion price tag for a potential plan drafted by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Senate Democrats. It includes provisions to expand Medicare and expand the child tax credit among others.

But Manchin suggested it could be cut so it can be fully paid for with tax increases and no deficit-spending.

“I want to make sure we pay for it,” Manchin details ⇒

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