Senate Democrats declare an emergency, try to salvage Build Back Better

Senate Democrats are holding an emergency meeting in the wake of Senator Joe Manchin’s killing of the BBB bill. There’s no word on whether Manchin will attend.

“This session has… led to moments of deep discontent and frustration. That frustration was evident in the past week as nearly all of us were disappointed by the decision to delay floor consideration of the Build Back Better Act because Senator Manchin could not come to an agreement with the president,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wrote to Senate Democrats Monday.”

“Schumer said in the sharp letter that the Senate will vote on the reconciliation bill nevertheless, and “will keep voting on it until we get something done.” The majority leader also said the Senate will vote on changing the legislative filibuster, which Manchin also opposes.”

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