Joe Manchin: the Democrat who holds the fate of Biden’s agenda in his hands

Posted by on June 13, 2021 5:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Burst of legislating slowed this week as most conservative Senate Democrat thrust into position of unique power

Five months after taking office, Joe Biden’s legislative agenda from infrastructure to voting rights is essentially hanging in the balance of one Democratic senator: Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

The Democrat-controlled Senate passed a flurry of measures in the early days of the administration, including the $1.9tn coronavirus stimulus package and a nearly quarter-trillion-dollar bill to improve American competitiveness with China.

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