Biden Urges Manchin to Come Up With Reconciliation Bill Top-Line Number

President Joe Biden urged West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and a group of lawmakers on Wednesday to develop a top-line number they could support for the upcoming reconciliation bill.

According to The Hill, Manchin, a moderate Democrat who has opposed the $3.5 trillion figure in the reconciliation bill, met with Biden on Wednesday afternoon.

The president ”just basically said find a number you’re comfortable with,” Manchin said. ”’Please just work on it. Give me a number.”’

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