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Manchin Delivers Democrats Another Blow, Refuses To Back Filibuster Repeal

Manchin Delivers Democrats Another Blow, Refuses To Back Filibuster Repeal

Andrew Trunsky Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin again refused to waver on his support for the filibuster as President Joe Biden heads to Georgia to speaking about Democratic voting bills and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vows to debate scrapping the tool in the coming days. “We need some good rules changes to make […]

Key Climate Provision In Biden’s Spending Package In Limbo

Key Climate Provision In Biden’s Spending Package In Limbo

Thomas Catenacci Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the likely deciding vote for Democrats’ massive spending package, expressed concerns with the bill’s central climate provision on Wednesday. The West Virginia senator suggested that a proposed methane fee that would fine companies emitting more than a predetermined limit was unnecessary given existing environmental protections, The Washington […]

Joe Manchin Again Urges Biden To Reinstate Keystone XL Pipeline

Joe Manchin Again Urges Biden To Reinstate Keystone XL Pipeline

Thomas Catenacci  Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin redoubled his efforts to convince President Joe Biden to reinstate the Keystone XL pipeline, arguing that it would bolster U.S. energy independence. Manchin, the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, made the comments following Biden’s decision to tap into the U.S. emergency oil stockpile. The federal […]

Republicans Agree With Democrats That Biden’s Budget Is ‘Transformational’

Republicans Agree With Democrats That Biden’s Budget Is ‘Transformational’

Andrew Trunsky As the House moves toward a vote on President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion spending package, Democrats and Republicans are in agreement on one thing: the bill’s impact will be transformational. Whether the transformations will be uplifting or catastrophic, however, is where the bipartisan agreement ends. While Democrats have argued that the bill will […]

House Democrats Tee Up Final Votes On Infrastructure And $1.75 Trillion Spending Bill

House Democrats Tee Up Final Votes On Infrastructure And $1.75 Trillion Spending Bill

Andrew Trunsky The House on Thursday scheduled final passage votes on President Joe Biden’s sweeping social-safety net package and the bipartisan infrastructure bill for Friday morning after a flurry of last-minute intraparty negotiations led to compromise. Democratic leadership had initially speculated that votes could happen Thursday, but Majority Leader Steny Hoyer instead notified that the […]

The Untold Story Of The Unspent Covid Dollars

The Untold Story Of The Unspent Covid Dollars

By Rowena Itchon | California Political Review It was recently uncovered that back in July, Sen. Joe Manchin outlined his views on the $3.5 trillion social spending package in a memo to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.  In that document, Manchin specified that no funds should be distributed until after all the money from the $1.9 trillion Covid […]

Manchin Warns Of ‘Grave Consequences’ From ‘Irresponsible’ $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan

Manchin Warns Of ‘Grave Consequences’ From ‘Irresponsible’ $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan

Ailan Evans West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin raised concerns over the $3.5 trillion budget plan the Senate passed Wednesday, warning that the level of spending would have a negative impact on future generations. “Adding trillions of dollars more to nearly $29 trillion of national debt, without any consideration of the negative effects on our […]