Pelosi Move to Revive Paid Leave Meets Manchin Resistance (1)
By Billy House
Nov. 3, 2021, 5:08 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seeking to add paid leave back into President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion economic agenda after the provision was left out during negotiations to shrink the bill, but the move still faces opposition in the Senate.
Senator Joe Manchin, a key Senate holdout on the legislation, said he opposes adding paid leave to the tax and spending bill, which Democrats are doing using the budget reconciliation process to avoid a Republican filibuster. The West Virginia Democrat, whose vote is critical in the evenly divided Senate, said he is talking to Republicans about how to ...