Sen, Joe Manchin recently announced via Fox News that he will not support President Biden’s Build Back Better Bill, which can significantly affect Biden’s plan. The Build Back Better Bills is part of the new US President’s signature domestic policy of helping low and middle income earners improve their economic conditions by broadening their social safety net. According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Manchin’s proclamation is a ‘breach of his commitments.
Since Manchin is backing out in his support of the bill, there is little chance for the legislation to become a law as it needs the vote of every Democrat Senator to pass the senate chamber.
About the Framework of Build Back Better Bill
The Build Back Better Bill that Democratic senator Joe Manchin refuses to support is built on the following framework:
Saving most American families of money spent on child care, preschool, whilst increasing access to high-quality home care for senior citizens and the disabled. It aims to provide a major tax cut to more than 35 million families by prolonging the Child Tax Credit;
Expanding Medicare coverage to help Americans in older age groups to have access to affordable hearing aid. It also aims to give health care coverage to 4 million uninsured people who have been locked out of Medicaid benefits, while the health premiums of more than 9 million citizens will be reduced.
Make housing and quality higher education affordable and at the same time reduce taxes collected from 17 million low-wage workers by increasing Earned Income Tax Credit. Advance opportunities for ownership through investments in various areas, to help low income citizens for any supply chain shortages and unexpected disruptions like the pandemic.