What will it take to get West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to say yes to a sweeping spending package from The Democrats?
Democrats are on the verge of passing the largest-ever investment in our country's families and workers—including paid family leave, child care, and tuition-free community college, as well as essential initiatives to combat the climate crisis. So why would other members of their own party be blocking a final deal?
US Senator Joseph Manchin III is serving as the senior senator from West Virginia, a seat he has held since 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 34th governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and the 27th secretary of state of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005.
The good Senator will not say what his policy condition is, and Manchin is driven by the deep desire to make himself appear as a Democrat and a centrist.
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