April 8, 2021

Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster.

By Emily Cochrane

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“We will not solve our nation’s problems in one Congress if we seek only partisan solutions,” Mr. Manchin wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post.

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  “Senate Democrats must avoid the temptation to abandon our Republican colleagues on important national issues,” Mr. Manchin wrote. “Republicans, however, have a responsibility to stop saying no, and participate in finding real compromise with Democrats.”
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  While many questions remain about how Democrats could potentially use another chance at reconciliation, both Mr. Biden and congressional leaders insist they want to work with Republicans to reach compromises, particularly on the sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure proposal the White House just unveiled.
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- “There are things we’re working on together — some of which we’ve passed and some we will pass,” Mr. Biden said on Wednesday. He suggested a group of 10 Republican senators who sought to compromise on his pandemic relief plan did not do enough to jump start negotiations with their initial $618 billion plan“If they come forward with a plan that did the bulk of it and it was a billion — three or four, two or three — that allowed me to have pieces of all that was in there, I would have been prepared to compromise, but they didn’t,” he added.
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+ “There are things we’re working on together — some of which we’ve passed and some we will pass,” Mr. Biden said on Wednesday. He suggested a group of 10 Republican senators who sought to compromise on his pandemic relief plan did not do enough to jump start negotiations with their initial $618 billion plan. “If they come forward with a plan that did the bulk of it and it was a billion — three or four, two or three — that allowed me to have pieces of all that was in there, I would have been prepared to compromise, but they didn’t,” he added.
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  The group of 10 Republican senators later issued a joint statement Wednesday evening arguing that the proposal had been “a first offer to the White House designed to open bipartisan negotiations” that instead had been dismissed “as wholly inadequate in order to justify its go-it-alone strategy.”

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  • Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster.
  • Senator Joe Manchin said there was no circumstance in which he would back weakening the filibuster.
  • Senator Joe Manchin said there is no circumstance in which he would back weakening the filibuster.

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  • Democratic Party
  • Filibusters and Debate Curbs
  • Manchin, Joe III
  • Republican Party
  • Senate