A recess this past week could have been an opportunity for Democrats to reach a deal on their sweeping agenda. But rifts only appeared to have deepened.
"The tyranny of Joe Manchin is a tragedy for the rest of us," Representative Ritchie Torres tweeted.
Manchin called Sanders an "out-of-stater" who was telling West Virginians what to do but had "no relationship to our state."
A plan to replace coal and gas-fired power plants throughout the country could be stripped from an infrastructure bill.
Paid family leave or a dedicated corps to address the climate crisis? Universal pre-kindergarten or expanded health care benefits for Medicare patients?
United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts stands by his friend Joe Manchin who seeks "innovation, not elimination" when it comes to fossil fuels.
Seventy-five percent of Arizona Democrats disapprove of the senator, the new polling from Data for Progress shows.
We want to work and care for our families. We need a federal paid leave policy that will allow us to do both.
After a brief recess, Congress will try to pass the $1 trillion infrastructure package and up to $3.5 trillion package to expand the social safety net.
"If we're going to solve problems facing the American people, we have to be able to work together," said the Democratic senator from Delaware.
The minority leader's critics are howling that he allowed Democrats to delay reconciliation until December. But he's playing the long game—as always.
Manchin later said Schumer's floor speech was not "appropriate" and complained about a lack of civility "on both sides."
"Ah yes, the Conservative Dem position," Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, referring to the West Virginia senator.
The U.S. risks default for the first time in history if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling by October 18.
"It's a real possibility," Biden told reporters outside the White House.
Manchin last week proposed a $1.5 trillion limit on the budget reconciliation bill.
The former House Speaker was discussing recent confrontations by activists, adding that "if we ever decide to respond in kind, they'll be gone."
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) has cautioned progressives that the Build Back Better Act will be "dead on arrival" if his demand to include a ban on federal abortion funding is not met.
Loomer, who spouts anti-Muslim rhetoric, has praised the West Virginia and Arizona senators' resistance to the spending package.
The Arizona senator has taken flack from progressives, has protesters at fundraising events and now she's getting lampooned on Saturday Night Live.
"Mr. Richmond, I've got to...stop you there," said Wallace. "It doesn't cost zero. Whether it's $3.5 trillion or $2 trillion...it costs that amount of money."
"As a wine-drinking bisexual triathlete, I know what the average American wants," Cecily Strong said while playing the Arizona senator.
"We cannot let this small faction on the far left ... destroy the President's agenda," said Representative Josh Gottheimer.
"We can bring the moderates and progressives together very easily if we had two more votes. Two," the president said.
Ex-director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, told Fox News "at least somebody is stepping in front of this train."
"It doesn't matter whether it's in six minutes, six days, or six weeks," the president said. "We're going to get it done."
The Vermont senator tweeted, "2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want."
The moderate West Virginia lawmaker says he would support a spending package totaling $1.5 trillion, versus the current $3.5 trillion price tag.
Some Democrats say they are not ready to fast-track a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that would upgrade roads, bridges and broadband.
The West Virginia Democrat answered questions about the infrastructure bill he is holding out against.