Joe Manchin’s silence on the loss of over 1,400 West Virginia jobs can, union officials believe, be traced to the $30.8 million his daughter netted from the company’s sale. Read @KatherineEban 's latest:
Pelosi was right to expel Jordan and Banks; Dems would be right to fold infrastructure into reconciliation, but what was the point of everything that came before? Maybe it was inevitable in a party with Sinema and Manchin, but leaders like Pelosi and Biden indulged it all along.
Union officials say their requests for a meeting have gone unanswered since March, but, in a statement to V.F., Sen. Manchin said he has “engaged in conversations” with the parties involved “to find a solution that protects every single job.”
Joe Manchin And Republican Friend Sign Letter Supporting The Terrible Hyde Amendment — by @RobynElyse
Given President Biden’s goal for pharmaceutical self-sufficiency, it seems possible the plant could be deemed critical infrastructure. But Biden officials appear to be tiptoeing around Manchin, who plays an outsize role in the Democrats' majority.
5/ similar to Manchin’s is just over-clever nonsense. Perhaps most importantly it just doesn’t make much sense for Biden to be publicly pressing any position on the filibuster as long as it’s not under his control. This is in the hands of Manchin and Sinema. The President …