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Manchin Crushes Biden’s Hopes for Revival of Economic Agenda

  • West Virginia Democrat Axes Tax Hikes, Climate Spending
  • Manchin says he’ll support health care, drug price proposals
Joe Manchin
Joe ManchinPhotographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg
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Senator Joe Manchin told Democratic leaders Thursday he would not support new spending on climate measures or tax increases, delivering a potentially fatal blow to President Joe Biden’s ambitious economic agenda.  

The West Virginia Democrat’s decision, confirmed by three people familiar with the discussions, comes after more than a year of negotiations and just months before midterm congressional elections that will determine control of both chambers.