Sinema opposes the massively popular drug price reform program, while Manchin opposes climate regulations.
Democrats may have to shrink the topline of the Build Back Better Act to accommodate Manchin and Sinema.
The CBS poll found majority support for many of the Build Back Better Act’s key proposals.
Tense budget negotiations are raising fears that key climate programs will be cut ahead of UN climate talks.
Manchin is demanding that progressives choose between the child tax credit, paid family leave or child care funding.
Analysis shows Manchin’s cuts would lead to his own home state seeing 9,880 fewer jobs each year.
“Does Senator Manchin really believe that seniors are not entitled to digest their food?” Sen. Bernie Sanders asked.
The senator’s approval rating among Democrats, which was 67 percent earlier this year, has dropped to 46 percent.
Means testing creates unnecessary hurdles to accessing government aid for the people who are most in need.
Contrary to corporate media reports, the progressives aren’t killing Biden’s legislative agenda — they’re defending it.