Manchin rejects climate, tax elements of party-line Dem bill

Posted on AllSides July 15th, 2022
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Politics, US Senate, Joe Manchin, Climate Change, Taxes
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Joe Manchin on Thursday rejected Senate Democrats’ proposed energy and climate investments, as well as their goals of increasing taxes on the wealthy and large corporations, according to a Democrat briefed on the discussions.

Instead the West Virginia senator said “unequivocally” during a meeting with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that he will only support reducing drug prices and a two-year extension of Affordable Care Act subsidies as components of a party-line bill designed to evade a filibuster, the person said.

Manchin’s rejection at the meeting blew up weeks of discussions over a larger...

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