Thanks to Joe Manchin, Schumer Announces That “Build Back Better” Plan Will Not Pass This Year

2018 11 01T230251Z 1 LYNXNPEEA042A RTROPTP 4 USA COURT KAVANAUGH ELECTION Media coverage blinds us to the fact that Biden’s Build Back Better plan contained the very policies that promise to move the U.S. economy in a more democratic direction and to address in fundamental ways economic inequality and the high costs of living Americans face.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that talks between President Joe Biden and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) will continue, hurting plans to pass the “Build Back Better” plan before the holiday recess.

Schumer did not offer a timeline in his remarks on the Senate floor.

“The president requested more time to continue his negotiations and so we will keep working with him, hand in hand, to bring this bill over the finish line and deliver on these much-needed provisions,” Schumer said. read more