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December 20, 2021

Groups Refocus After Manchin’s Build Back Better Announcement

West Virginia MetroNews – Kelly Allen was among those surprised when U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced he could not support Democrats’ sweeping domestic policy proposal. Read the full article.

Allen, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy’s executive director, told MetroNews her organization and others have spoken to Manchin and his staff about supporting the Build Back Better plan, which addresses child care, climate change and health care issues. She noted the senator seemed receptive to some of the plan’s components, which made his comments on “Fox News Sunday” disheartening.

“I was really disappointed to hear what sounded like he was walking away from the negotiation table,” she said. “I hope that’s not the case.”

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