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Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks in a hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 19, 2022.

Sens. Joe Manchin and Lisa Murkowski have tested positive for COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Sens. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat from West Virginia, and Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, have tested positive for COVID-19, they both announced Monday. “This morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” Manchin said. “I am fully vaccinated and boosted and am experiencing mild symptoms. I will isolate and follow CDC… Read More

US Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) pays respects to US Marine Corp Chief Warrant Officer 4, Hershel Woodrow Woody Williams, laying in honor at the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2022. US Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) stands behind Manchin.

Manchin rejects climate and tax provisions in Democrats’ spending package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) delivered a serious blow to ongoing Senate negotiations for a Democratic budget package, telling Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday that he will not support a bill that includes climate or tax provisions — leaving slimmed-down legislation focused on healthcare. The West Virginia Democrat favors a… Read More