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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 02:50 PM

Manchin Says He And '6 Or 7' Democrats Not Yet Behind Biden's Infrastructure Plan [View all]

Source: Forbes

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a critical swing vote for Democrats, on Monday said he is not yet supportive of Biden’s initial $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, the latest sign that the plan faces an uphill battle.

In an interview with West Virginia radio host Hoppy Kercheval, Manchin said, “As the bill exists today, it needs to be changed,” homing in on an increase in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% – meant to pay for the infrastructure spending – saying he favors a 25% rate.

But Manchin did not rule out voting for it, noting it will “not be in the same form you’ve seen it introduced” when it passes Congress, suggesting it may be broken up into three separate bills.

Democrats will need Manchin’s vote to pass the bill in the Senate even if they use budget reconciliation, which would allow them to bypass the 10 Republicans needed to break a filibuster but still require all 50 Democrats in the chamber.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/04/05/manchin-says-he-and-6-or-7-democrats-not-yet-behind-bidens-infrastructure-plan/?sh=5ede048139f2

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