Schumer vows U.S. Senate action on voting rights and social policy, as Manchin rift deepens

By: - December 21, 2021 6:24 am

The Build Back Better measure includes popular proposals to extend an expanded child tax credit, establish universal pre-K, provide hundreds of billions in clean energy tax credits and others. But Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, has objected to the funding of the child tax credit and the cost of the legislation, among other items. Photo by Russ Rohde/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.