ADVOCATE – January 5, 2022
$150 Billion in Housing Programs at Risk
On December 19, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that he will not support the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). Manchin cited growing inflation, the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, and the national debt as his major concerns. President Biden and White House advisors said that Manchin has failed to honor his commitments and was “reneging on his promises.” While Sen. Manchin had originally agreed to a $1.5 trillion package, not the over $2 trillion bill that the Senate received from the House in November, the original $3.5 trillion blueprint had already been cut significantly to appease Sen. Manchin and other centrists such as Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).