Tag Archives: Joe Manchin

Collins Is Concerned Manchin Doomed Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Susan Collins, one of a handful of GOP senators working to garner support in her party for a bill to codify gay marriage, said the Democrats’ surprise embrace of a tax and climate change bill made her job much harder. “I just think the timing could not have been worse and it came totally out …

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SHOCKER: Manchin Reverses On Climate Package

The New York Times reports: The $369 billion climate and tax package forged in a surprise deal by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to try to stop the planet from catastrophically overheating. The agreement, which Senate Democrats hope to pass as early as next week, shocked even some who …

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Senators Intro Bipartisan Reform Of Electoral Count Act

NPR reports: After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday announced two proposals related to election administration, including one to reform the Electoral Count Act, a widely criticized 1887 law that governs the process of casting and counting Electoral College votes and that came under fresh scrutiny following attempts to invalidate the presidential election results on Jan. …

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Sanders: Manchin Purposely Sabotages Biden’s Agenda

“He has sabotaged the president’s agenda. No, look, if you check the record, six months ago, I made it clear that you have people like Manchin – Sinema to a lesser degree – who are intentionally sabotaging the president’s agenda, what the American people want, what a majority of us in the Democratic Caucus want. “Nothing new about this. And …

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Joe Manchin Won’t Back Dem Package On Climate Spending Or Tax Hikes For Wealthy And Corporations

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) told Democratic leaders Thursday he would not support an economic package that contains new spending on climate change or new tax increases targeting wealthy individuals and corporations, marking a massive setback for party lawmakers who had hoped to advance a central element of their agenda before the midterm elections this fall. …

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Manchin: I Was Conned By Gorsuch And Kavanaugh

The Daily Beast reports: After the Supreme Court released its bombshell decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) seemed to realize he’d been played by Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, two justices he voted to confirm. “I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was …

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Resurrected Budget Package Faces Usual Roadblocks

Roll Call reports: ​Democrats face big obstacles and a deadline measured in weeks as they attempt to salvage a scaled-down tax, climate and health care package that could give them a boost ahead of the November elections. Conversations have been underway between Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer to negotiate a budget reconciliation bill — …

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Majority Of US Senators Still Oppose Legalizing Weed

The Huffington Post reports: Even though a supermajority of Americans say marijuana should be legal for adults and the House has passed a bill to legalize it, major cannabis reform remains unlikely this year. Why? Because Republicans and a few Democratic senators don’t want to do it. “Marijuana? I haven’t even thought about marijuana. Jesus Christ, you smoking?” Sen. Joe …

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Joe Manchin Says He’ll Vote To Confirm Ketanji Jackson

Axios reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Friday that he will vote in support of confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson to be a Supreme Court justice. Manchin’s support essentially guarantees Jackson’s confirmation to the court. What he’s saying: “After meeting with [Jackson], considering her record, and closely monitoring her testimony and questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, I have …

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Manchin And Murkowski Endorse Each Other [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Sunday endorsed the reelection campaign of his Republican colleague Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who is facing a tough challenger this year supported by former President Donald Trump. “I’m endorsing my dear friend Lisa Murkowski,” Manchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “Alaska could only be so …

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Sinema And Manchin Sink Vote On Changing Filibuster

The Associated Press reports: Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late Wednesday when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. The outcome was a stinging defeat for President Joe Biden and his party, coming at the …

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WV Coal Miners Union Urges Manchin To Reconsider

Roll Call reports: Not only does Manchin’s opposition place at risk what experts have called the biggest climate legislation Congress has ever considered, but it threatens policies that might benefit his West Virginia constituents, including thousands of coal miners. In a statement Monday, Cecil Roberts, the head of the UMWA, which endorsed Manchin in his 2018 Senate reelection campaign, said …

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Cornyn: I Texted Manchin That He Should Switch Parties

Austin’s NBC News affiliate reports: After Sen. Joe Machin effectively killed President Joe Biden’s signature legislation, the Build Back Better Act, Republicans are looking at Manchin’s decision as an opportunity to recruit him to the party. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Nexstar that he sent a text message to the West Virginia Democrat on Tuesday morning saying, “Joe, if they …

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Graham Hails Manchin: You Put American People First

Posted to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: Thank you Senator Joe Manchin for putting the American people first. My prayer is that God will bless and strengthen you. Because of your stand, America will have a better Christmas and new year. Senator Manchin said that when he first joined the Senate in 2011, he will never forget being in a meeting …

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Goldman Sachs Cuts US Forecast Because Joe Manchin

CNN reports: Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better Act prompted Goldman Sachs to swiftly dim its US economic outlook. The Wall Street firm told clients Sunday it no longer assumes President Joe Biden’s signature legislation will get through the narrowly divided Congress, citing the West Virginia Democrat’s announcement that he’s a “no” on the $1.75 trillion bill. …

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WH: Manchin Is Lying About His Build Back Better Talks

The Daily Beast reports: In a blistering statement, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Manchin’s comments on Fox were “at odds with his discussions this week with the President, with White House staff, and with his own public utterances.” She said Manchin had personally delivered President Biden a written outline for the bill this week, of “the same …

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Manchin Won’t Support Build Back Better: “This Is No”

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) on Sunday said that he could not support Democrats’ roughly $2 trillion bill to overhaul the country’s health care, education, immigration, climate and tax laws, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the final piece of President Biden’s economic agenda. “I can’t move forward. I cannot vote to continue with this piece …

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Senate Votes To Repeal Vax Mandate For Companies

The Insider reports: Every Republican US senator and two Democratic senators — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana — voted Wednesday to overturn President Joe Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for private businesses with more than 100 employees. Biden announced in September that OSHA would require large companies to ensure all their employees were fully vaccinated by January …

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GOP Donors Are Backing Manchin And Sinema

The New York Times reports: Even as Ms. Sinema and Mr. Manchin, both Democrats, have drawn fire from the left for their efforts to shrink and reshape Mr. Biden’s proposals, they have won growing financial support from conservative-leaning donors and business executives in a striking display of how party affiliation can prove secondary to special interests and ideological motivations when …

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Manchin Claims “No Idea” If He’ll Run For Reelection

The Hill reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Friday that he has “no idea” if he’ll run for reelection to the Senate in 2024, predicting he’ll make a decision after next year’s midterm election. “I have no idea. I’ll make a decision after [the] 2022 election, November, my term will be up in 2024,” Manchin said during an interview …

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