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: Manchin, key to Democrats’ budget deal, sounds inflation alarm after hot CPI report

Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, is negotiating a major budget bill with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

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Sen. Joe Manchin, who’s key to congressional Democrats’ economic-policy efforts, on Wednesday sounded the alarm over inflation in the wake of a hotter-than-expected consumer-price reading for June.

The West Virginia Democrat has been negotiating with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York on a so-called reconciliation package, and the pair have reportedly made progress on areas including lowering the cost of prescription drugs PJP and raising taxes on some high-income earners. Issues including tackling global warming,…

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