Mr Manchin, a conservative Democrat, is now a key vote in any main laws the White House needs to move by way of the Senate.
“We’ve been in touch with Senator Manchin, as we have been for many weeks and will continue to be moving forward,” stated White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
“Not only is he a key partner to the President and to the White House on this package, but on his agenda and we will remain in close touch with him.”
Ms Psaki did not confirm who at the White House had spoken with Mr Manchin after the vice president appeared on stations to plug the American Rescue Plan.
“I noticed it. I could not imagine it. No one known as me,” Mr Manchin told WSAZ last week after the interview with the vice president aired on the same channel.
“We’re going to attempt to discover a bipartisan pathway ahead. I believe we have to, however we have to work collectively. That’s not a manner of working collectively, what was finished.”
During her TV interview Ms Harris touted their aid package deal and stated she and the president believed it was essential to “work with a sense of urgency” to deal with the impression of the Covid disaster.
Ms Psaki declined to say in her press briefing if the vp’s interview was an try and put strain on Mr Manchin to help the package deal.
“Our focus is communicating with the American people about how the American rescue plan can help put food on the table, can help ensure we can get vaccines in the arms of Americans and help send kids back to school,” she stated.
“That’s our overarching objective with all of the communications we do.”