It’s not just Manchin: Dems’ $2T bill faces Senate gauntlet

  • FILE - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined by her leadership team, attends a news conference after the House approved the Democrats' social and environment bill at the Capitol in Washington, on Nov. 19, 2021. Democrats have finally driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of family services, health care and climate initiatives through the House. Now the focus turns to the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin lurk (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and Joe Manchin lurk.