Democrats ponder Plan B strategy to circumvent voting-rights filibuster

Democrats ponder Plan B strategy to circumvent voting-rights filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Democrats are scrambling for a Plan B to pass voting rights legislation after Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced last week that they would not vote to change the Senate’s filibuster rule despite the pleading of…

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Sinema, Manchin curb Biden’s agenda

Sinema, Manchin curb Biden’s agenda

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden for a second time in two months on Thursday saw his agenda limited by a senator from his own party, curbing the White House’s influence and power and raising questions about what accomplishments his party will bring to this year’s…

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Senate Democrats grow less confident in Manchin

Senate Democrats grow less confident in Manchin

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Democrats are growing less and less confident about whether Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) wants to strike a legislative deal with President Biden.The lack of negotiations with Manchin since Congress returned from the Christmas recess and Manchin…

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Climate advocates hopeful after Manchin spending comments

Climate advocates hopeful after Manchin spending comments

This post was originally published on this siteClimate advocates are feeling optimistic after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) expressed openness to climate provisions in the Democrats’ proposed social and climate spending bill amid his disagreement with other pieces of the legislation. They say…

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GOP-aligned ‘dark money’ group launches $1M ad campaign to pressure Manchin

GOP-aligned ‘dark money’ group launches $1M ad campaign to pressure Manchin

This post was originally published on this siteManchin is at odds with most Senate Democrats when it comes to changing the filibuster rules.

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Democrats scramble to lock-down Manchin on filibuster

Democrats scramble to lock-down Manchin on filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are putting the squeeze on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), as they race the clock to try to figure out what, if any, filibuster changes can pass muster in a 50-50 Senate. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer’s decision to force a vote…

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Manchin told White House last week he would back some version of billionaire tax: report

Manchin told White House last week he would back some version of billionaire tax: report

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reportedly told the White House last week that he was open to backing some version of a billionaire tax as part of the party’s social spending and climate package before effectively tanking the Democrats’ chances…

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Manchin isn’t the only problem: This obscure Senate official has the power to derail Biden’s agenda

Manchin isn’t the only problem: This obscure Senate official has the power to derail Biden’s agenda

This post was originally published on this site Sen. Joe Manchin has faced pressure from Democrats over his opposition to President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill, which would invest $1.75 trillion in social spending and climate programs. But Politico on Friday noted that the conservative West Virginia Democrat is...

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GOP steps up flirtation with Manchin

GOP steps up flirtation with Manchin

This post was originally published on this siteRepublicans are flirting with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) as he faces backlash from his own party over his opposition to Build Back Better. GOP senators, most of whom are friendly with Manchin, are making it clear they would welcome him into…

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Both Manchin and Biden Are Wrong About Build Back Better’s Inflation Impact

Both Manchin and Biden Are Wrong About Build Back Better’s Inflation Impact

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden’s Build Back Better plan is intended to reshape the role of government in the lives of Americans. Yet whether it passes Congress comes down to a different matter: what lawmakers think it will do to inflation.

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