Congress moves closer to funding government after Manchin drops plan following GOP backlash
Senate Democrats on Tuesday cleared the way for a key vote to take up a government funding extension to succeed after West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin dropped a request to include in the stop-gap bill a controversial proposal on permitting reform that had come under sharp criticism from Republicans and liberals.
Manchin folds to resistance, strips crowned energy policy from bill to avert shutdown
Sen. Joe Manchin III retreated Tuesday under bipartisan opposition to his proposal to fast-track energy projects, pulling the plan from a stopgap spending bill in a move that likely clears the way for Senate passage of the overall measure to keep the government open past Friday.
Manchin permitting reform cut from spending bill
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesdasy asked Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to remove permitting reform language from a stopgap government funding bill, bowing to the reality that there was too much opposition to the measure. Republicans in the Senate along with Democrats in the House had voiced opposition to the language, and Senate…
Manchin and Schumer drop permitting reform, clearing way for stopgap spending bill
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Tuesday asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to drop permitting reform from a crucial stopgap funding bill, clearing a path for the legislation to pass as Congress scrambles to fund the government before an end-of-week deadline.