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Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters at the Capitol on Monday that Democrats could reach a deal on the framework of their spending package this week.
Manchin has for weeks been a thorn in the side of liberals seeking a proposed $3.5 trillion spending package. Manchin, as well as Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, have raised objections to the size and scope of the package, with Manchin pushing for a $1.5 trillion deal.
The West Virginia Democrat told reporters he’s “still at $1.5 trillion” but believes a deal on a conceptual framework could be reached this week, citing “good faith” discussions between Democrats.
Manchin also said he pushed back on a Medicaid expansion under consideration in the package. Politico reported Monday …

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