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Schumer to Hold a Biden-Plan Vote, Even Lacking Majority Support

Dec. 20, 2021, 12:15 PM

The U.S. Senate will vote “very early” in 2022 on President Joe Biden’s economic agenda despite moderate Democrat Joe Manchin’s rejection of the roughly $2 trillion package, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday.

“Senators should be aware that the Senate will, in fact, consider the Build Back Better Act, very early in the new year so that every member of this body has the opportunity to make their position known on the Senate floor, not just on television,” Schumer said Monday in a letter to fellow Democrats.

Manchin blindsided the White House on Sunday with his rejection ...