Dem Sen. Manchin Says Budget Framework Possible This Week

One of the key Democrats holding out against the bloated $3.5 trillion Senate budget reconciliation bill, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, says the deal-making will be tough to complete by the end of the week.

Manchin says a framework to reduce the spending size and scope should be achieved this week, though.

“Having it finished with all the T’s and the I’s and everything you know crossed and dotted … that will be difficult from the Senate side, because we have an awful lot of text to go through. But as far as conceptually, we should,” Manchin told reporters Monday, according to The Hill.

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