Democrats hope to salvage Biden’s agenda on Manchin’s terms

In the wake of a failed effort to pass voting rights legislation, Democrats are turning their attention back to reviving President Biden’s stalled Build Back Better Act, which hit a wall in December when Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced he couldn’t support it.

Biden gave the legislation new momentum this week when he announced he’s willing to sign whatever “chunks” of the climate and social spending bill can get through Congress.

Democratic lawmakers say they’re willing to concede more ground to Manchin in order to get something passed into law, even though it will fall well short of the ambitious vision they announced last year.