The CNN host then asked Manchin about his opposition to eliminating or weakening the filibuster."I'm just saying, senator, right now, you have infrastructure, you have needs for families, you have a lot of gross deficits that you're dealing with," Cuomo said.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) revealed in a new interview that he wanted to "stay and fight" during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 before the situation escalated and he was ushered away by law enforcement officials."My intention was to stay and fight: 'Let 'em in.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said Friday he does not support a bill to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state, likely dooming the measure's chances in the Senate.Manchin argued that D.C. statehood should be addressed with a constitutional amendment."If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment," Manchin said in an interview with the West Virginia MetroNews radio network.
The campaign to add Washington, DC as the 51st state always faced low odds in the Senate, but now the bill has its first Democratic detractor — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.“If Congress wants to make DC a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment,” Manchin said.
play_arrow Pam Keith, Esq.PamKeithFL Once again, ignore mouth noises.Those who oppose DC statehood do so because it’s strongly Democrat and 46% Black.Manchin opposes it because the 2 DC Senators would render him superfluous.
Sen. Joe Manchin, the moderate Democrat from West Virginia, said in an interview Friday that he opposes legislation to give Washington, D.C., statehood — effectively killing a Democratic-led effort to reshape the American political map.Asked directly if he would oppose unilateral action by Congress to make the district a state, Manchin replied, "Yes, I would."
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Friday that he does not support a House-passed D.C. statehood bill or a sweeping bill to overhaul federal elections.Manchin's comments, made during a radio interview with West Virginia MetroNews's Hoppy Kercheval, underscore how some of Democrats' biggest priorities face headaches even if they got rid of the 60-vote legislative filibuster - something they don't currently have the support to do.
The West Virginia senator said in a radio interview that he believed the path to D.C. statehood requires a constitutional amendment.Sen. Joe Manchin on Friday said that he did not support the D.C. statehood bill, a blow to advocates pushing to make it the 51st state after the legislation passed the House last week.
"I'm not for that, I've never been for that and I've told them I'm not for that," Manchin said when asked about talk that Democrats are weighing a budget process to pass a massive infrastructure proposal along party lines."The bottom line is this place has got to have a chance to work.
Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), a pivotal Democratic centrist, said Wednesday he is growing uncomfortable with the mounting cost of President Biden's agenda, with the latest installment expected to cost $1.8 trillion.Congress passed Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief proposal in March and is now weighing his $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan along with his separate $1.8 trillion American Families Plan.
(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden’s looming challenges in Congress to pass his sweeping $1.8 trillion plan to expand educational opportunities and child care for families surfaced quickly on Wednesday, as a crucial moderate Democratic senator expressed reservations about the cost.“It’s a lot of money, a lot of money,” said Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, whose support would be essential on a party-line vote in the chamber.
Sen. Joe Manchin said he wants to focus President Joe Biden's sprawling $2 trillion infrastructure proposal on traditional infrastructure issues and cut spending on other items in the plan.Manchin, a key figure in negotiations over the president's proposal, also praised the Republicans' counteroffer proposal, which is a fraction of the cost of the one Biden has unveiled.
"I think they should be separated because once you start putting so much into one bill, which they call an omnibus bill, it makes it very, very difficult for the public to understand," Manchin said on State of the Union."When you talk about infrastructure, they understand infrastructure.
Manchin says he's 'not a roadblock' for Biden's priorities as he pushes for slimmed-down infrastructure bill
"I'm not a roadblock at all," Manchin, a moderate from West Virginia, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" when asked about those in his party who view him as a challenge to accomplishing some of the President's agenda.
(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Joe Manchin on Sunday said he opposes using a maneuver that would enable his party to pass U.S. President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal without Republican support, saying he favors a smaller and "more targeted" bill.Manchin, a West Virginia moderate who holds the power to block the Democrats' agenda in the evenly divided Senate, rejected the idea of using a process called budget reconciliation to pass the Democratic president's proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure legislation.
Manchin sides with REPUBLICANS on the $2trillion infrastructure plan: Crucial swing Democratic Senator urges Biden to focus on 'conventional' proposals when he sells it to Congress West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Friday called for a ‘conventional’ infrastructure package focused on traditional brick and mortar projects – throwing up an obstacle to Joe Biden’s plan to spent $2.3 billion on projects ranging from electric school buses to labor programs and broadband.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Friday that Congress should focus on "conventional" infrastructure and floated breaking up President Biden's sweeping plan.Manchin, speaking at a press conference with a bipartisan group of lawmakers and Maryland Gov.Larry Hogan (R), said the administration and Congress should take Biden's plan "step by step" and focus first on areas that could get bipartisan support like water, roads, bridges and the internet.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia didn’t flinch when asked whether he would cross party lines to back his Republican colleague and friend in Alaska’s Senate race.Manchin revealed in a joint interview with Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski that he would endorse her for reelection in 2022 “in a heartbeat.” Murkowski, one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial earlier this year, faces primary competition and the ire of Trump in her bid for a fourth term in the upper chamber.