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Biden is worried the 'prestige' of the US 'is on the line' as Joe Manchin demands major cuts to Democrats' plan to fight the climate crisis

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Joe Biden; Sen. Joe Manchin
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Sen. Joe Manchin opposed a major provision in Democrats' social-spending bill to fight climate change.
Biden said this puts the "prestige" of the US at risk ahead of a UN climate summit next week.
Failure to pass substantial climate provisions could jeopardize Biden's goal to cut emissions in half by 2030.
Democrats are working to come to terms with a much smaller social-spending bill than they initially proposed, given moderate Sens. Joe Manchin and...
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