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Manchin: 'America will recoil' if progressives block infrastructure deal

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Manchin: 'America will recoil' if progressives block infrastructure deal

Manchin: 'America will recoil' if progressives block infrastructure deal

Democratic Sen.

Joe Manchin dismisses House progressives’ threat to block the bipartisan infrastructure deal if the Senate doesn’t pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.


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