President Biden said that in order to get his Build Back Better agenda passed, he will have to “break it up” and get as much of it through as possible and “come back and fight for the rest later.”
“It’s clear to me that we’re gonna have to probably break it up,” Biden acknowledged for the first time since the bill stalled to a halt in December.
“I think we can break the package up, get as much as we can now, come back and fight for the rest later,” Biden added.
Biden said it’s “clear” he would be able to get support on several issues in the bill, including the $500 billion dollars for energy and environmental issues.
Biden also said he knew that there are things in the bill that Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema support, including early education and “strong support for the number in which to pay for this proposal.”
“Get as much as we can now,” Biden said.