Sinema won't commit to voting for Biden's sweeping social safety net expansion

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Sinema won't commit to voting for Biden's sweeping social safety net expansion

From CNN | Politics by Lauren Fox, Clare Foran and Ali Zaslav, CNN

Kyrsten Sinema, the moderate Democratic senator from Arizona, did not commit to voting for President Joe Biden's sweeping social safety net legislation in a sit-down interview with CNN on Thursday, the latest sign that Senate Democrats do not yet have the votes to pass one of the party's top legislative priorities even as leadership hopes to approve the measure before Christmas.

Sinema indicated she plans to continue negotiating over the bill. Asked if she is prepared to vote "yes" when the legislation, known as the Build Back Better Act, comes to the Senate floor, Sinema would not say.

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