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Manchin Vows to Uphold Filibuster, Complicating Biden’s Agenda

April 8, 2021, 2:51 AM

Senator Joe Manchin dashed fellow Democrats’ hopes for changing Senate rules to allow them to pass President Joe Biden’s agenda without Republican support, declaring that he opposed scrapping the filibuster under any circumstance.

Writing in a Washington Post Op-Ed, Manchin described the rule that requires 60 votes for most legislation as a “critical tool” to protect the interests of less populous states like West Virginia, which he represents.

Joe Manchin
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“I have said it before and will say it again to remove any shred of doubt: There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken ...

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