Lawmakers Shift to Compromise, Some Spending Jettisoned, Municipal Elements Remain if Only For Now
Democrats are beginning to compromise on the Build Back Better agenda according to reports out of Washington, D.C.
A $1.9 trillion spending ceiling has been identified by President Biden, paring down the $3.5 trillion progressive Democrats were seeking. Senator Manchin still does not agree with spending over $1.5 trillion.
Significant spending items have already been pared back or eliminated. As of now the municipal elements remain but every time lawmakers need to cut spending they are at risk.