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U.S. Senator Manchin denies media report he could leave Democrats -Breaking

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) walks through a hallway as reporters ask questions following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a moderate who has stood as a stumbling block to much of President Joe Biden’s agenda, called a media report that he could consider leaving the Democratic Party “bullshit,” adding that he had “no controls over rumors.”

Mother Jones earlier on Wednesday said Manchin would consider leaving his party and becoming an independent if Democrats did not agree to substantially trim back the size of Biden’s social spending bill, once targeted at $3.5 trillion.

Top Democrats this week said the program would be scaled back sharply, to closer to $2 trillion.

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Mike covers the financial, utilities and biotechnology sectors for Street Register. He has been writing about investment and personal finance topics for almost 12 years. Mike has an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University.