Biden’s big social spending bill caught in snags in the Senate

Historic investments in child care and universal pre-K stalled by Manchin objections

By: - December 16, 2021 7:16 pm

MoveOn supporters and students attend a sit in for a Build Back Better “Jingle Back Better” action on the Senate Steps of the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 15, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for MoveOn)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom, including politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. She's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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