WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on President Joe Biden to trim back his $3.5 trillion federal government overhaul to win over holdout fellow Democrats.
To continue working on a deal, Biden cancelled a Wednesday trip from Chicago.
All eyes are now on Sens. as the president, lawmakers and others consider ways to adjust their proposals. Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Kyrsten Silenza of Arizona have spoken out about what they can live without.
Biden met privately with Manchin and Sinema at the White House Tuesday — as Congress was also racing to prevent a federal shutdown and debt default.
Republicans stopped a measure to increase the government’s debt ceiling for a second day.