Manchin Backs 'Targeted' Infrastructure Bill
Sunday, 25 April 2021 10:07 AM
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin on Sunday said he would support passing a smaller, targeted infrastructure bill with bipartisan support first before weighing other potential upgrades in a separate follow-up bill.
"More targeted," Manchin, a key vote in the closely divided Senate, said in an interview with CNN's "State of the Union" program, referring to a bill that would incorporate internet broadband, roads and other traditional infrastructure needs. Asked if he would back another bill with other related spending through a process called reconciliation, Manchin said "no."