Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on Senator Joe Manchin: “A Principled Man in the Senate”
From the editorial:
Manchin has been able to resist enormous pressure through this process precisely because he answers to West Virginians, and he knows it.
I'm curious. Does he answer all West Virginians or only those with whom he gets money from or agrees?
What about the Intelligencer and the . . .
Manchin interviewed on WV Metro News
Senator Manchin was the first guest on today’s Metro News’ Talkline. Hoppy Kercheval began the program by allowing Manchin time to explain his decision to vote against the Better Back bill. Here is the Twitter feed of that segment:
The U.S. Senate will vote on the proposed Build Back Better . . .
Some consequences and reactions
Here are two programs that will affect West Virginians if additional legislation is not passed
The Child Tax Credit will expire and West Virginia children will suffer
Senator Joe announces on Fox News that he is killing the Build Back Better bill and voting rights bill
This morning on Fox:
Manchin also signals that he isn't in favor of changing the filibuster rules for voting rights. So that's basically it for Biden's agenda in this Congress. pic.twitter.com/wY87eWLBFy— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 19, 2021
Comments, anyone? (I'll refrain for the moment.)
Some follow-up on the previous post: Understanding Senator Manchin's and Capito’s opposition to extending child care subsidies
If you are wondering why both Manchin and Capito are opposed to extending the child care subsidies, the stumbling block for both appears to be whether religious organizations should be allowed to discriminate. While both Manchin and Capito are in favor of continuing the subsidy for child care, both also want the rules on who runs child care . . .
Senator Joe Manchin on extending the child tax credit
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has expressed reservations about the expanded child tax credit program. Here was his reaction to criticism of his position, earlier today:
Manchin was getting an earful on the floor from Democrats over child tax credit. But I just asked Manchin about that pressure. “No one pressures me," I'm from West . . .
Yes, American newspapers can still do investigative reporting
From the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail
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FirstEnergy and the Grant Town Power Plant admit a federally mandated contract between them is uneconomic for ratepayers, leaving WV's low-income ratepayers vulnerable and enriching Sen. Manchin. https://t.co/HmHVuyFl3p— Charleston Gazette-Mail (@wvgazettemail) December 12, 2021