Politics Susan Collins praises Joe Manchin in Time's 100 most influential people article
Joe Manchin's Approval Rating Drops as Senator Rebuffs Infrastructure Bill
The Democratic senator has seen a steady decline in approval among the state's voters since 2019, but remains popular.Manchin now enjoys 42 percent approval in West Virginia, compared with 37 percent of respondents who disapprove. This is a notable change compared with results in the same poll in October, 2020.
Sen. was named one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2021, and an old friend from across the aisle handled the write-up.
Alongside names such as Presidentand former President , Manchin was as being in the middle of every debate in the deadlocked Senate.
The byline on the article was none other than the Democratic senator's Capitol Hill colleague, Sen..
"He is front and center on the filibuster issue, the infrastructure debate, and issues from voting laws to immigration to taxes and spending, as well as nearly every appointment made by the President," the Maine Republican wrote. "In short, Joe is the go-to guy in the 50-50 Senate."
Manchin, Sanders set for clash over Biden spending package
Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are hurtling toward a showdown over President Biden's $3.5 trillion spending plan, as they draw red lines around their legislative priorities.The two veteran lawmakers are at opposite ends of the Senate Democratic caucus, with no close working relationship and some high-profile public splits in their past.But the White House and Democratic leaders will need to figure out a way to bring them together, and satisfy their contradictory demands, or suffer a massive defeat of the party's top goals."They really do mirror each other in terms of representing different ends of the Democratic coalition. ...
Collins recalled when Manchin called her on election night in 2020 to both congratulate her and mention that they should work to "reinvigorate bipartisanship in Washington."
"At the time, we did not know that the Senate would be equally divided between Republicans and Democrats, making Joe's vote the most sought-after in the," she said.
She concluded her short piece by lauding her Democratic colleague's enthusiasm for working across the aisle.
"Joe believes passionately thatleads to the best solutions, and he wants to prove it can still work," she wrote. "As someone who shares his belief in working across the aisle, I always want him on my side."
Joe Manchin Attacks AOC After Accusation He 'Huddles' With Oil Lobbyists
The West Virginia senator accused his fellow Democrat of "just speculating and saying things" during a Sunday interview.Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive Democratic congresswoman who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx, tweeted on September 2 that "Manchin has weekly huddles w/ Exxon & is one of many senators who gives lobbyists their pen to write so-called 'bipartisan' fossil fuel bills." Her post followed Manchin, a centrist Democrat from West Virginia, arguing against a $3.5 trillion spending plan she favors in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
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