Speaker Pelosi ‘optimistic’ that a deal can be reached with Sen. Manchin on Build Back Better

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” this weekend she believes “there’s an agreement to be reached” with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) on the Build Back Better legislation.

The bill has been stalled for weeks as Manchin has expressed he cannot support the bill as it is, largely due to concerns over cost, climate provisions, and the continuation of the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

However, while negotiations drag on, Pelosi says passing the Build Back Better bill is of the utmost importance. “I do think there’s an agreement to be reached,” she said. “It’s so important for our country.”

Pelosi also expressed optimism that Democrats can get voting rights legislation passed through Congress. “There’s nothing more important for us to do than protect our Constitution and our democracy,” she said on Sunday.

Regarding the Democrats’ voting rights bill, Pelosi said, “We have to do that bill,” Pelosi continued. “There is no more important bill that enables us to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

The voting rights bill and Build Back Better face uphill battles in the divided Senate. Manchin’s vote is central to getting both bills passed.




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