Posts Tagged ‘manchin’

Biden uses town hall to name-check Manchin and Sinema on agenda hold-ups

“Joe’s not a bad guy. He’s a friend,” he said of Manchin, while talking about the difficulty in coming to an agreement with him on expanding Medicare to cover dental, vision and hearing benefits. “I think it’s a good idea. But here’s the thing. Mr. Manchin is opposed to that.” “And I think Senator Sinema […]

Manchin fires back after Sanders pens op-ed in West Virginia paper

Sanders has taken his campaign to pass Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending proposal to media venues across the spectrum, including Fox News. Manchin has occasionally responded, albeit not in the fashion he did on Friday night. Sanders’ move to land an op-ed in Manchin’s backyard seems to have crossed the line for the West Virginia senator. […]

Poll: Joe Manchin’s Political Future May ‘Hinge on Defense of Filibuster’

Moderate Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) political future may hinge on his “continued defense of the filibuster,” according to a poll released by Honest Election Project on Tuesday. A majority of Manchin’s supporters are against ending the filibuster, something far-left Democrats are keen on and have been pressuring both Manchin and fellow moderate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema […]

Joe Manchin Ahead of House Vote: ‘I Cannot Support Trillions in Spending’

Ahead of Thursday’s pivotal vote in the House on Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) persisted in his opposition to the trillion-dollar price tag. In a statement on Wednesday, Manchin, who has previously resisted the bill and even publicly called on Democrats to put a “pause” on it, said that he cannot support […]

Report: Joe Manchin Pushes for ‘Strategic Pause’ for $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Until Next Year

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that President Joe Biden and the Democrat-led Congress should take a “strategic pause” from the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, according to Axios. Manchin reportedly told workers at a Procter & Gamble facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia, that he wanted to pause all negotiations on the $3.5 trillion bill until […]

Tuberville: Manchin Will Vote for Parts of the $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill

Despite Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was a hard “no” on the proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill on Sunday, his colleague, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), thinks Manchin will vote for the bill when it is at a much lower price tag. During an appearance on Fox Business Network on Monday, Tuberville told FBN’s Maria Bartiromo, based […]

Manchin: ‘Shame on Us’ if Dems Walk Away from Infrastructure Deal and Make Perfect Enemy of the Good

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a reconciliation bill need to pass, but if Democrats walk away from the bipartisan deal “and let the perfect be the enemy of the good, shame on us.” Manchin stated, “Let me say this, if my Democrat […]

Manchin: ‘Shame on Us’ if Dems Walk Away from Infrastructure Deal and Make Perfect Enemy of the Good

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a reconciliation bill need to pass, but if Democrats walk away from the bipartisan deal “and let the perfect be the enemy of the good, shame on us.” Manchin stated, “Let me say this, if my Democrat […]

Manchin: ‘When Corporate America Pushes Back, the Legislatures Will Do the Right Thing’ on Voting Laws

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that “when constituents push back, when corporate America pushes back, the legislatures will do the right thing” on voting laws. Manchin said the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is the way to ensure we have fair, open, and secure elections and that he […]

Manchin: ‘When Corporate America Pushes Back, the Legislatures Will Do the Right Thing’ on Voting Laws

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that “when constituents push back, when corporate America pushes back, the legislatures will do the right thing” on voting laws. Manchin said the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is the way to ensure we have fair, open, and secure elections and that he […]

Manchin, Rubio reintroduce bill allowing states to crack down on BDS movement

Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have reintroduced legislation that would provide states with more tools to attack the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Combating BDS Act of 2021 would effectively allow state and local governments to implement laws targeting firms that boycott Israel. Similar legislation has been introduced in the […]

Beto O’Rourke, Jaime Harrison back Manchin voting rights compromise

Harrison called Manchin’s proposal a “step forward” for voting rights in an interview of his own on MSNBC Friday. “You have to see the progress,” Harrison said. “Many of us thought he was a ‘no,’ not only a ‘no,’ but a ‘hell, no,’ but it seems like he has softened his stance and he is […]

Beto O’Rourke, Jaime Harrison encourage Manchin voting rights compromise

O’Rourke clarified his stance on Manchin’s proposal Sunday in an interview with POLITICO, calling it a “good start” but arguing that it doesn’t go far enough. “I’m hopeful that as he continues to talk with and listen to, both his colleagues in the Senate and his constituents in West Virginia, where the provisions in the […]

CNN’s Lemon to Manchin and Sinema: ‘Don’t Hide Behind the Filibuster’ – Just Say ‘Black and Brown People’s Votes Should Be Restricted’

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight,” host Don Lemon stated that Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) shouldn’t “hide behind the filibuster” and if they won’t support breaking the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, they should just say “I don’t want to do it. I don’t want to do this. Because […]

Manchin: ‘I Don’t Think You Should’ Pass Infrastructure with Just Democrats, ‘We Need to Be Bipartisan’

During a portion of an interview with NBC on Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that he doesn’t think infrastructure should be passed with solely Democratic support and that “we need to be bipartisan. … I’ve never seen a pothole that had a Republican or Democrat name on it.” NBC Capitol Hill Correspondent Garrett Haake […]

Sound the alarms, McConnell and Manchin put roadblocks in front of Biden’s agenda

President Biden, did you hear what Mitch McConnell recently said?  He said, “ 100 percent of my focus is on stopping’ this administration’s agenda.”  Well, what else is new? That’s what the Chief Obstructionist has been doing for many years.  of my focus is on stopping this new administration,”   He made the same threat when President Obama was elected and did […]

‘This is unacceptable’: Progressives reject Manchin plan to cut $15 minimum wage proposal to $11

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Monday said he will push an amendment to slash the $15 federal minimum wage proposal in the emerging coronavirus relief package to $11 an hour, an idea that progressives immediately rejected as an “unacceptable” attempt to weaken a popular and long-overdue pay raise for tens of millions of workers. […]

Manchin to oppose Tanden for OMB, imperiling major Biden nomination

“I believe 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 Office of Management and Budget,” Manchin said. “For this reason, I cannot support her nomination. As I have said before, we must take meaningful steps to end […]

Manchin: I Will Not Vote for COVID Bill on Party-Line Vote, I Oppose $15 Minimum Wage, and Think State and Local Gov’t Number ‘Way High’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) criticized the minimum wage increase and funding for state and local governments in President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief proposal and said that he will not vote for a coronavirus relief package on a party-line vote. Manchin said, “I don’t think that’s […]

Progressive PAC kick-starts search for challengers to Manchin, Sinema

Manchin and Sinema’s opposition to eliminating the legislative filibuster — which requires a 60-vote threshold for most legislation — is the main reason No Excuses is putting a call out for possible challengers. Progressives have increasingly pressed Senate Democrats and President Joe Biden to end the filibuster, arguing that in an evenly divided Senate it […]

Senator Manchin’s Voters Aren’t Letting Him Stop $2,000 Checks

Senator Manchin’s Voters Aren’t Letting Him Stop $2,000 Checks Above photo: Senator Manchin. Toni Sandys-Pool/Getty Images. The intense backlash to his recent comments criticizing $2,000 stimulus checks signal the growing momentum for guaranteed income programs—and the emerging power of voters who care more about substantive results than partisan skirmishes. On the same day President Joe […]

Manchin: I Support Deplatforming Trump, Might Give GOPers ‘Support That They Can Be Free’

During an interview aired on Friday’s edition of PBS’ “Firing Line,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he supports President Donald Trump being removed from various tech platforms and stated that the deplatformings might “give my Republican colleagues some support that they can be free.” Manchin stated, “I think there’s a responsibility we all have. These […]

Manchin: Removing Cruz, Hawley under 14th Amendment ‘Should Be a Consideration’

During an interview aired on Friday’s edition of PBS’ “Firing Line,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said there should “be a consideration” of removing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and that what Cruz “did was totally outside the realm of our responsibilities or our privileges that […]

Manchin: I Will Not Support Ending Filibuster, Packing Court

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) reiterated his promise to oppose packing the court or ending the filibuster. After viewing a clip of his earlier vow, Manchin responded, “It’s all the same. Source

Manchin: ‘So Ill-Advised’ to Impeach Trump Now, House Dems ‘Know the Votes Aren’t There’ and It’ll Divide

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that there are not the votes to convict President Donald Trump in the Senate, and an impeachment effort now would be “so ill-advised for Joe Source

Manchin: Senators Who Objected to Electoral College Shouldn’t Be Expelled

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) argued against expelling members of the Senate who voted against certifying the Electoral College or talked about doing so by saying that while they engaged in Source

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