In Senate vote, Biden sees ‘step forward’ for elections bill

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a key infrastructure negotiator, pauses for reporters after working behind closed doors with other Democrats in a basement room at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday it views the Senate’s work on an elections bill overhaul and changes being offered by Sen. Joe Manchin as a “step forward,” even though the Democrats’ priority legislation is expected to be blocked by a Republican filibuster.