Democrats deal with Sen. Joe Manchin raises new question: What about Sen. Kyrsten Sinema?

Ronald J. Hansen

Senators barely had finished passing a bipartisan bill to boost semiconductor production in the U.S. Wednesday when Democrats got word of another potential legislative lift: Sen. Joe Manchin surprised Washington by backing a wish list targeting climate change and health care finances.

Manchin, D-W.Va., seemed to torpedo a slimmed-down version of President Joe Biden’s climate and health agenda weeks earlier, but announced his approval of a revised $433 billion plan with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.