Manchin wavers on Biden’s plan, Democrats vow to push ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin is wavering over supporting President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion policy package. Other Democrats wanted a signal from Manchin that he will support Biden’s bigger package. Instead Manchin says it’s “time to vote” on a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. Manchin rebuffed progressive Democrats, telling them to quit holding “hostage” the slimmer bill as negotiations continue. The White House and Democratic leaders insist Biden’s larger bill is on track. Democrats have made significant progress on adding compromise provisions curbing prescription drug prices to the $1.75 trillion package. They hope to vote as soon as this week.