WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a long night of frantic negotiations, Democrats were unable to reach an immediate deal to salvage President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion government overhaul, forcing leaders to call off promised votes on a related public works bill.
Action is scheduled to resume Friday.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi had pushed the House into an evening session as the Democratic leaders worked to negotiate a scaled-back plan centrist holdouts would accept. It appeared no deal was within reach, particularly with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.
Manchin held fast to his declaration that he was willing to meet the president less than halfway.
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