US Senator (D) Manchin spoke over the weekend on the TV:
- said he would support a more targeted version of Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure package
- praised the Republicans' counteroffer proposal, which is a lower cost plan, excludes Democratic goals like care for elderly and disabled Americans
- GOP plan is "a good start" and that a bipartisan proposal should tackle traditional infrastructure issues, such as repairing roads and bridges.
The point about what Manchin thinks is that the Senate is a razor-thin majority for Biden's Dem party, if Manchin does not support a bill it may not pass.