Democrats Face Skeptical Manchin as Child Tax Credit Nears End

Dec. 7, 2021, 11:13 PM

Senate Democrats are expressing confidence they can pass President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda before Christmas, but one key holdout -- Senator Joe Manchin -- said he’s skeptical he can vote for a bill that includes major economic changes.

Many Democrats say they can meet Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s deadline for passing the bill by Dec. 25, which is key to preventing an interruption in the monthly child tax credit payments that the party considers critical for economic and political success.

“We’re down to just a small number of issues. We’re all here. The people who ...

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