MANCHIN SAYS HE WILL VOTE “NO” ON THE BUILD BACK BETTER PLAN

Senator Joe Manchin says he will not vote for President Biden’s Build Back Better bill.  Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the West Virginia Democrat said that he tried “everything humanly possible’ to work with the legislation.  The announcement effectively killed the White House’s top legislative priority.  Manchin cited concerns over inflation, the federal debt and a surge in COVID-19 infections as his main reasons for saying ‘no’ to Build Back Better.  He also said his opposition to the bill should not come as a big surprise to the President.