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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and his staff return from the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, December 9, 2021 to pay their respects to the late Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced on Sunday that he will not vote for President Biden’s Build Back Better Act.

Manchin said Biden knew that he had serious concerns about how the 2,000-plus page spending and climate bill was shaping up.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Manchin says he will not vote for Build Back Better: ‘This is a no’
By ALEXANDER BOLTON
 
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced on “Fox News Sunday” that he will not vote for President Biden’s “mammoth” climate and social spending bill, essentially killing the White House’s top legislative priority.

“I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation, I just can’t. I tried everything humanly possible, I can’t get there” he told host Bret Baier. 

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Sanders: Let Manchin vote no on Build Back Better ‘in front of the whole world’
By CAROLINE VAKIL 
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) expressed his frustration with Sen. Joe Manchin after the West Virginia Democrat said Sunday he would not vote for President Biden’s social spending package.

“I think he’s gonna have a lot of explaining to do to the people of West Virginia,” Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”

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Pressley slams Manchin after he says he will vote no on Build Back Better
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“He has continued to move the goalposts, he has never negotiated in good faith. and he is obstructing the President’s agenda. 85 percent of which is still left on the table. And in obstructing the president’s agenda, he is obstructing the people’s agenda,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) told co-host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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GOP senators rip Democrats over inflation: Party agenda ‘hurting the poorest families’
By LEXI LONAS
 
Republican Sens. Rick Scott (Fla.) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) on Sunday slammed Democrats over inflation in interviews with John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM.
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Fauci says omicron variant is ‘raging through the world’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“The one thing that’s very clear, and there’s no doubt about this, is its extraordinary capability of spreading, its transmissibility capability. It is just, you know, raging through the world, really,” Anthony Fauci told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
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Fauci: We did not anticipate extent of omicron’s mutations
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
President Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday that while officials anticipated new coronavirus variants, they did not anticipate the extent of omicron’s mutations.
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Holiday travel for unvaccinated ‘not a great idea,’ Collins says
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins said on Sunday that holiday travel would not be advisable for unvaccinated people due to the quickly spreading omicron variant.
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NIH director says COVID-19 is the enemy, not the ‘people in the other political party’
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
Francis Collins, the outgoing director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), stressed during an interview on Sunday that people should view the pandemic as the enemy instead of fighting amongst themselves.
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Republican governor says Trump reelection bid would be ‘bad’ for GOP and US
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“I think that’d be bad for the party and bad for President Trump and bad for the country. So I don’t think he’s gonna run and I would — my advice would be that he did not,” Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said.
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Sununu won’t say if he would support a Trump 2024 run
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) on Sunday refused to say if he would support former President Trump should he wage another presidential bid in 2024, instead emphasizing the importance of next year’s midterm elections.
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Tags Anthony Fauci Ayanna Pressley Bernie Sanders Biden Biden spending plan Build Back Better Chris Sununu Chuck Todd Donald Trump Jake Tapper Joe Biden Joe Manchin Ron Johnson
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