Schumer rejects Manchin's 'strategic pause' on $3.5T megabill


Chuck Schumer is brushing off Joe Manchin’s call for a “strategic pause” on Democrats’ spending agenda, vowing that the party will not slow its pursuit of a $3.5 trillion bill tackling climate change, tax policy and beefing up social programs.

“We’re moving full speed ahead,” Schumer told reporters on Wednesday morning. “We want to keep going forward. We think getting this done is so important for the American people.”

The Senate majority leader’s remarks signaled little public concern with Manchin’s hardline position against the

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