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Manchin's offer to Biden included universal pre-kindergarten and Obamacare expansion, but no child tax credit

 

December 22, 2021



(CNN) - Sen. Joe Manchin, just days before he called off negotiations with President Joe Biden, proposed a version of the Build Back Better plan centered on universal pre-kindergarten program, funded for a full 10 years, as well as an expansion of the Affordable Care Act and hundreds of billions of dollars to address climate change, a person with direct knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN.

The proposal, which was viewed as a counter-offer in long-running negotiations on Biden's proposal, did not include an extension of the expanded child tax credit, a central priority for Biden and Democrats. CNN reported last week Manchin had proposed leaving the tax credit, which Biden's proposal extended for an additional year, out of a final deal due to concerns over overall cost and structure.

CNN has reported that the West Virginia Democrat presented the White House with a roughly $1.8 trillion proposal during discussions last week. In addition to universal pre-K and the Obamacare subsidies, the proposal also included several hundred billion for climate change mitigation efforts, though the climate policy itself was scaled back from the House-passed version,, the person said.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/20/politics/joe-manchin-offer-to-biden/index.html

 

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