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Biden and Manchin at odds in Build Back Better negotiations – source


U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a holiday celebration for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), at the Hotel Washington, in Washington, U.S, December 14, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s negotiations with moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin over a $1.75 trillion domestic investment bill have been going poorly with the two “far apart” on the contents of a bill, according to a person familiar with their conversations.

The source added that Manchin is proposing to “zero-out” an expanded child tax credit that Biden and most other Democrats want included in the “Build Back Better” legislation.

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