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Manchin Warns Democrats Against Pursuing a Pandemic Relief Bill With No GOP Support

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Manchin Warns Democrats Against Pursuing a Pandemic Relief Bill With No GOP Support

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) warned fellow Democrats on Tuesday against pushing through a CCP virus relief bill with no input from Republicans and promised that his colleagues across the aisle would be involved as the legislation is drafted. “We’re going to make this work in a bipartisan way. My friends on the other side are going to have input. And we’re going to do something that we agree on. I’m not just going to do it just down the lines of, just saying party-line vote,” Manchin told Fox News in response to a question on whether he would vote for a Democratic-only $1.9 trillion relief bill. Manchin, who opposes the $15 minimum wage mandate that’s part of the package proposed by President Joe Biden, also said the lawmakers have spent too much time working out a bipartisan deal to abandon the cooperative process now. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that …

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