Tag Archives: Joe Manchin

Pelosi: I Haven’t Given Up On Joe Manchin [VIDEO]

“I don’t give up on Joe Manchin. When he was governor and Secretary of State in West Virginia he initiated many of the initial ideas that are in the HR 1, S.1, the For the People Act. I read his op-ed and you read a part of it, I think he left the door open. I think it’s ajar. I’m …

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Bannon Calls For “Welcoming” Manchin Into The GOP

“Joe Manchin is not going to fold on this. Joe Manchin understands he’s not gonna fold on this. I actually believe there should be a major effort led by guys like Rick Scott to bring Joe Manchin into the Republican Party right now. “Bring him into the Republican Party, make sure that he’s a welcome member of the Republican Party. …

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Trump Praises Joe Manchin For Supporting Filibuster

The Independent reports: Donald Trump praised Democratic Senator Joe Manchin for refusing calls to nuke the filibuster, as Democrats face a Republican blockade against Joe Biden’s agenda and legislation on voting rights, infrastructure, gun control and other critical issues. “It’s a very important thing,” the former president told Fox Business Network on Monday. “He’s doing the right thing, and it’s …

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Joe Manchin To Vote Against Dem Voting Rights Bill

From an op-ed published today by the Charleston Gazette: Some in my party have argued that now is the time to discard bipartisan voting reforms and embrace election reforms and policies solely supported by one party. Respectfully, I do not agree. I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy, and for that reason, …

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Manchin Opposes DC Statehood Bill: Let America Vote

The DCist reports: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-West Virginia) said Friday that he opposes the current bill to make D.C. the 51st state, adding that he’d prefer to see the issue taken up through a constitutional amendment. “If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment. It should propose a constitutional amendment, and let the …

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Manchin Insists He Isn’t “Roadblock” To Dem Agenda

“I’m not a roadblock at all. The best politics is good government. I can’t believe that people believe that if you just do it my way, that will give us the momentum to get through the next election.” “We won’t give this system a chance to work. I am not going to be part of blowing up this senate of …

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Manchin Calls For Bipartisanship: The Riot Changed Me

CNN reports: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia cited the deadly attack on January 6 at the US Capitol as an event that changed his perspective on a divided Washington, saying, “You can’t have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other,” as he calls for Democrats and Republicans to work together …

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Manchin Adamant Against Any Changes To Filibuster

The Washington Post reports: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III said Wednesday that under no circumstances would he vote to eliminate or weaken the legislative filibuster in his most definitive statement yet on the topic, dealing a blow to Democrats’ hopes of pushing major aspects of President Biden’s agenda through Congress. The West Virginia senator also suggested in an op-ed published …

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Manchin Opposes Key Aspect Of Infrastructure Bill

The Week reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), a moderate Democrat who more or less serves as the 50-50 upper chamber’s swing vote these days, gave President Biden’s infrastructure proposal — as it’s currently written — a thumbs down on Monday. In a radio interview with West Virginia’s MetroNews, Manchin said raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent, as envisioned …

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Manchin Opposes Background Checks On Gun Buys

Fox News reports: President Biden’s calls for the Senate to pass aggressive background check bills and a ban on assault weapons face an uphill battle with a key Democrat already voicing disapproval. Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, said Tuesday he can’t support the pair of Biden-backed background check bills that the House already passed. “No, not …

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Manchin Will Vote To Confirm Becerra As HHS Secretary

The Hill reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Thursday said he will vote to confirm Xavier Becerra as secretary of Health and Human Services. Manchin’s support will likely give Democrats the necessary votes for confirmation, after the Senate Finance Committee deadlocked on advancing President Biden’s nominee to lead the health agency. It is unclear if any GOP senators will vote …

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Manchin Hints At Derailing Infrastructure/Climate Bill

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), whose vote proved key in the Senate’s party-line passage of Biden’s coronavirus relief bill, said in an interview broadcast Sunday night that he will not cooperate with Biden’s next major legislative push — an infrastructure and climate bill — if Republicans are not given more of a voice. Manchin’s comments, on …

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Manchin Defends Vote To Cut Unemployment Benefits

ABC News reports: “I didn’t do anything intentionally whatsoever,” Manchin said. “I did everything I could to bring us together so we’d have more support, and the public would get the needed help, as needed. We have so many different ways that we’re helping the public with this piece of legislation.” Debate over jobless benefits paralyzed the Senate for hours …

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Manchin To Vote Against Biden’s Budget Nominee

The Independent reports: Senator Joe Manchin has announced he opposes the nomination of Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Office of Management & Budget, Neera Tanden. The West Virginia Democrat said in a statement: “Her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the …

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Manchin: Let’s “Consider” Expelling Cruz And Hawley

The Hill reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said that the Senate should consider removing Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) via the 14th Amendment over their objections last week to the Electoral College results. Speaking to PBS’s “Firing Line” Friday night, Manchin said the Senate should explore the option after a violent mob, riled up by President Trump …

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Red State Dem Sen. Joe Manchin Will Vote To Convict

Bloomberg News reports: Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said he’ll vote to convict Trump on both articles. “The president is not entitled to act with blatant disregard for an equal branch of government or use the superpower status of the United States to condition our support of democracy and our allies on any political favor,” Manchin of West Virginia said in …

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Joe Manchin Calls On Senate To Censure Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), a moderate who is friendly with the White House, on Monday asked his colleagues to consider censuring President Trump as it concludes the Senate impeachment trial. Manchin has prepared a censure resolution for fellow senators to consider in the coming days, which would be a less severe rebuke than removal from …

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Manchin: Hunter Biden Would Be “Relevant” Witness

Axios reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he believes Hunter Biden is a relevant witness in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, adding that it could be an opportunity for Biden to clear himself. The state of play: Senate Democrats and Republicans are jockeying over whether to call witnesses — and, if so, who would take …

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Joe Manchin “Very Much Torn” On Convicting Trump

Axios reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told CNN on Wednesday that he’s “very much torn” on voting to convict President Trump in a Senate impeachment trial. Why it matters: Manchin, a moderate representing West Virginia, is widely regarded as among the most likely senators to defect from fellow Democrats in a potential vote to remove Trump from office. What he’s …

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Joe Manchin Won’t Run For West Virginia Governor

Politico reports: Joe Manchin will not run for governor of West Virginia in 2020 against Republican Gov. Jim Justice, the Democratic senator announced Tuesday. “When considering whether to run for governor, I couldn’t focus just on which job I enjoyed the most, but on where I could be the most effective for the Mountain State,” Manchin said in a statement. …

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