Jan 19, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Biden: We can still pass "big chunks" of $1.75 trillion spending plan

President Biden on Wednesday said that he still believes he can pass "big chunks" of the Build Back Better safety-net expansion.

Why it matters: The president's remarks come a month after the Build Back Better legislation failed to garner the support of Sen. Joe Manchin, which all but guaranteed the end of the spending package.

What they're saying: "I'm confident we can get pieces — big chunks — of the Build Back Better law signed into law," Biden said.

  • "I've been engaged a long time in public policy," Biden continued, "and I don't know many things that have been done in one fell swoop."
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