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‘Build Back Better’ unravels

CQ Budget, Ep. 249

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III said he won't support climate spending and tax increases in the Democrats’ economic spending package.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III said he won't support climate spending and tax increases in the Democrats’ economic spending package. (Photo by Tom Williams, composition by Chris Hale/CQ Roll Call)

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III told fellow Democrats he could no longer support climate provisions or higher taxes as part of any budget reconciliation package that comes to a vote before the August recess. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman, Lindsey McPherson and Laura Weiss examine how Democratic negotiations unraveled, what can still be salvaged, and what it means for their broader legislative agenda.

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