U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, issued the following statement regarding Senator Manchin’s public announcement that he will not support President Biden’s wildly out-of-touch spending bill. 

“President Biden’s mega-spending bill is dead and Joe Manchin put the nail in the coffin. This should be a reality check to wild-eyed progressives that they are not the mainstream: With a divided country, a 50-50 Senate, and blowout inflation, the American people don’t want to upend this country with nakedly-partisan legislation. Joe Manchin deserves credit for listening to West Virginians, rather than to bullies and screamers who follow those who disagree into bathrooms and who shut down traffic.”