Could Build Back Better make a comeback before the 2022 midterm elections? According to U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), it could, if not for U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).
During an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," Aderholt said the multi-billion dollar boondoggle would have been law if not for the West Virginia Democrat.
Aderholt expressed his appreciation for Manchin's devotion to fiscal responsibility, which he said he had not expected.
"There may be a few minor parts of [Build Back Better that could pass]," he said. "It all depends on what they can get Senator Manchin from West Virginia to support. I can tell you he has stood up. I've been very proud of Senator Manchin. I did not think he would stand as strong as he has over the last several months. I will say he has really stood up."
"I think he gets it," Aderholt continued. "He represents a state that's probably very much like Alabama, West Virginia. There's a lot of similarities. He gets it. He understands who his voters are. Because of that, I think he's been encouraged by his people back home to stand strong and he's doing it."
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