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Biden Admits Build Back Better Likely Will Be Put Off to 2022

  • He says negotiations with Manchin continue, counsels patience
  • Democrats seek major victory before 2022 midterm elections
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Biden Says Build Back Better Won't Pass This Year

President Joe Biden acknowledged that his $2 trillion economic proposal likely would not clear Congress this year, meaning that 2021 ends without a major accomplishment on social and climate policy.

The president, in a statement released Thursday evening, expressed confidence that the measure would eventually pass and urged patience as negotiations continue with Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who has raised objections to the package.