Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that President Joe Biden and the Democrat-led Congress should take a “strategic pause” from the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, according to Axios.

Manchin reportedly told workers at a Procter & Gamble facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia, that he wanted to pause all negotiations on the $3.5 trillion bill until 2022. This comment mirrors his call for a “strategic pause” that he floated in a Wall Street Journal op-ed earlier this month.

The strategic pause until 2022 would significantly delay the $3.5 trillion and the $1.2 trillion so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plan to vote on the larger infrastructure bill by the end of September, and Pelosi plans to vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill by September 27.

Both bills’ delay could unwind the delicate balance struck between more moderate and progressive Democrats. Leftist lawmakers plan to vote against the bipartisan bill if it is not paired with the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill; however, moderate Democrats, want to pass the bipartisan bill as soon as possible, potentially next week.... Read More: Breitbart