Biden-Manchin Meeting Makes ‘Progress’ in Bid to Break Deadlock
By Erik Wasson
Oct. 24, 2021, 10:34 PM
The White House said President Joe Biden made progress on his big tax-and-spending plan in a meeting with key moderate Senator Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, though further talks among staffers will be needed.
The rare Sunday meeting, held over breakfast at the president’s home in Delaware, was the latest step in Biden’s push to secure a framework agreement among Democrats on a package ranging as high as $2 trillion. A White House statement gave no indication of specific areas of progress.
“They continued to make progress, will have their staffs work on follow-ups from the meeting, ...