“Houston?….We have a problem’…….
Democratic US Senate Majority Leader was able to get support from the West Virginia Democratic Senator for President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act by giving manchin a side deal on the permit process for energy ptojects that would probably water things down for projects ….
Manchin ‘s West Virginia IS a fossil fuell state….
If the House actually deep six’s the deal?
One wonders what would happen for Manchin…..
Manchin has Republicans in his state already on his case to voting for the Biden Bill…..
Democrats in WILL need Manchin in. afew weeks to get a speeding bill passed to not shut down the government….
What will House Speaker Pelosi do?
Manchin provided the critical support to get that bill through the evenly divided Senate after winning concessions from Democratic leaders.
But in the new letter, the Democratic lawmakers are asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) not to include the permitting reforms championed by Manchin into a stopgap funding measure that Congress is expected to take up this month.
Without a stopgap funding measure, the government will shut down on Oct. 1.
“The inclusion of these provisions in a continuing resolution, or any other must-pass legislation, would silence the voices of frontline and environmental justice communities by insulating them from scrutiny,” they lawmakers wrote.
“We urge you to ensure that these provisions are kept out of a continuing resolution or any other must-pass legislation this year,” they added in the letter that was spearheaded by Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.).
The opposition from Democrats is a significant problem. If the group follows through on the letter, Democrats might not have the votes to pass a government funding bill if it includes the language backed by Manchin….