Manchin: lawmakers close to a topline number for U.S. spending bill

by Reuters
Thursday, 21 October 2021 14:23 GMT

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said he believed Democratic lawmakers were getting close to agreeing on a topline figure for spending legislation that contains some of President Joe Biden's social programs.

"We're looking at everything today and tomorrow and hopefully we can either have a framework - we agree or disagree and is either irreconcilable or it is something we can work out," Manchin told reporters. "I think we are getting close to arranging a topline, yes." (Reporting by Doina Chiacu;)

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