Third Way Statement on Senator Manchin’s Comments about the Build Back Better Act
“We are deeply disappointed in Senator Manchin’s statement today that he cannot vote to move forward on the Build Back Better Act. We hope that he reconsiders and comes back to the table.
“As a center-left think tank, we put the fiscal, economic, and national security health of the nation above any politician or piece of legislation. It is our belief that the Build Back Better Act strengthens America in each of these areas. The bill is fiscally sound and fully paid for. Its policies will bring costs down for working and middle-class families and allow Americans to get back to work. It is a job creator, particularly in the critical sectors of autos and clean energy. It takes critical, urgently needed action to address the climate crisis. And it will reduce our reliance on foreign fuels which will make our nation safer.
“This bill isn’t a ‘nice to have’ but a ‘need to have’ for America’s future. We hope that Senator Manchin comes back to the table to complete this important task.”