The Death of Build Back Better?
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) surprised the political world when he announced over the weekend that he cannot support President Biden's Build Back Better agenda as it currently exists in the Senate, throwing the fate of the controversial bill into limbo. Some in the White House and on Capitol Hill are holding out hope the bill can be revived, but what would it have to look like in order to get the approval of Manchin and another moderate Democrat, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona? What does this mean for Democrats and their paper-thin majority in Washington?
Also, some high-ranking Republican senators are pushing for the Senate to take up the Taylor Force Martyr Prevention Payment Act, which would close a loophole that is allowing the families of people who commit acts of terrorism to receive payment for their martyrdom. Capitol Hill reporter Abigail Robertson joins The Rundown to talk about both stories.