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Manchin says he will support Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Friday he will vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, clearing the way to an all-but-certain confirmation. The West Virginia Democrat has become a pivotal vote in the evenly divided Senate, as he often sides with Republicans, and his opposition could have blocked Jackson from becoming the… Read More

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Here’s what we know is in the scaled back Biden budget bill and what got cut

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic leaders have set the end of this week as a deadline to try to get a detailed framework for their domestic policy bill that sweeps up all of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. After months of infighting, there was a new sense of urgency and optimism this week that a… Read More

Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

United Against Higher Spending, Centrist Democrats Don’t Agree On What To Cut Or Keep

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have set the end of October as the time frame to nail down an agreement on a scaled-back version of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. After initially setting the price tag at $3.5 trillion over 10 years to enact sweeping health care, climate, education and… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Power Player: How Manchin Is Key to Biden’s Energy, Climate Goals

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On Earth Day, President Joe Biden convened world leaders for a climate summit, where he laid out an ambitious goal for U.S. policy on climate change. “The United States sets out to cut our global warming emissions in half by the end of the decade,” Biden said. “That’s where we’re heading as a nation.” But… Read More

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., left, and wife Gayle Conelly Manchin arrive for a State Dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Donald Trump at the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington.

Biden Picks Gayle Manchin, Wife Of WV Senator, For Appalachian Regional Commission

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President Joe Biden has nominated Gayle Manchin, the wife of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, to co-chair the Appalachian Regional Commission, the White House announced Friday. The commission was created in 1965 as part of an antipoverty effort under President Lyndon Johnson. It serves 420 Appalachian counties across 13 states from southern New York to… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Manchin Says He Won’t Run for West Virginia Governor

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says he’s staying put in the U.S. Senate and won’t run for governor. The 72-year-old Manchin announced his decision on Tuesday after months of reflection. It means Manchin will steer clear of a potential showdown with incumbent Republican Gov. Jim Justice, who already has announced he’s… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Manchin Preparing to Announce Decision About Governor’s Race

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is preparing to announce whether he’ll run for governor in next fall’s election. His spokesman says Manchin is expected to announce his decision sometime Tuesday. Manchin’s entry into the gubernatorial race would likely set up a showdown with Republican Gov. Jim Justice, a former Democrat who… Read More

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. responds to questions

Do I Stay or Do I Go? For Joe Manchin, a Big Decision Awaits

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Joe Manchin is once again at a career crossroads that says as much about the West Virginia politician as it does the state of American politics. The Democrat says he’ll decide right after Labor Day whether to stick with being in the U.S. Senate, where he was just reelected for a six-year term,… Read More

West Virginia Flooding

After Flash Floods, W.Va. Lawmakers Want Federal Emergency

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s congressional delegation is asking the president to authorize federal disaster relief funds after flash flooding damaged the state’s eastern highlands late last month. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito joined U.S. Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller in a joint statement Wednesday asking for the… Read More

Manchin Only Democratic Senator Not to Endorse LGBT Bill

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is the only Democratic senator who did not co-sponsor an LGBT anti-discrimination bill. 44 Democratic U.S. senators and the two independent senators that caucus with them have signed onto Senate bill 788. The bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon would add LGBT protections to… Read More