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.