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Progressives have grown frustrated with Arizona Sen. Sinema, who has made headlines in recent months for posing roadblocks to Biden's agenda.

 

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Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia raised $1.6 million in the third quarter, with over $400,000 coming from the oil and gas industry.

 

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The senator is less interested in the $225 billion to $450 billion paid family leave proposal or $400 billion for a new program to provide elder care, according to people familiar with the matter.
 

 

It's not a new program, it's funding to make an existing program functional, specifically putting a dent in the waiting lists that are 10 to 15 years long! Also, Media, stop calling it Eldercare. 

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President Biden is also making calls to many House Democrats Monday and will also go to Scranton Wednesday as he pushes for trillions in social and climate programs.

 

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President Biden is meeting with separate groups of moderate and progressive House Democrats on Tuesday, as Democrats continue to reach for a deal on their massive reconciliation spending bill less than two weeks before their latest self-imposed deadline. 

 

"Tomorrow, he will host two difference meetings with House members here at the White House, one with moderates and one with progressive members," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said of the president Monday. "We are encouraged by the accelerated pace of talks and are eager to get this done." 

 

Psaki also said Biden met with Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., on Monday morning and that he has regularly been on the phone with "members who represent the full spectrum of views of Hill Democrats."

 

Psaki's optimistic tone comes despite what remain massive policy differences between moderates and progressives that will be extremely difficult to bridge if Democrats are to get all of their members behind a single bill.

 

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Top Democrats are aiming to get an agreement at least on a framework for the reconciliation bill by Oct. 31 because that is when a temporary reauthorization of surface transportation programs expires. The idea is that if progressives are given assurances that a reconciliation bill that meets their demands will pass, they will halt their blockade of the infrastructure bill. 

 

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There's still no reason to be this insistent that infrastructure go first unless the goal is killing the reconciliation bill immediately after, especially given tying them together was the original deal. 

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