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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Says NO to “Build Back Better Act”, Sinks Biden Agenda

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Washington DC, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Build Back Better Act:

“For five and a half months, I have worked as diligently as possible meeting with President Biden, Majority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and my colleagues on every end of the political spectrum to determine the best path forward despite my serious reservations. I have made my concerns clear through public statements, op-eds and private conversations. My concerns have only increased as the pandemic surges on, inflation rises and geopolitical uncertainty increases around the world.

“I have always said, ‘If I can’t go back home and explain it, I can’t vote for it.’ Despite my best efforts, I cannot explain the sweeping Build Back Better Act in West Virginia and I cannot vote to move forward on this mammoth piece of legislation.

“My Democratic colleagues in Washington are determined to dramatically reshape our society in a way that leaves our country even more vulnerable to the threats we face. I cannot take that risk with a staggering debt of more than $29 trillion and inflation taxes that are real and harmful to every hard-working American at the gasoline pumps, grocery stores and utility bills with no end in sight.

“The American people deserve transparency on the true cost of the Build Back Better Act. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office determined the cost is upwards of $4.5 trillion which is more than double what the bill’s ardent supporters have claimed. They continue to camouflage the real cost of the intent behind this bill.

“As the Omicron variant spreads throughout communities across the country, we are seeing COVID-19 cases rise at rates we have not seen since the height of this pandemic. We are also facing increasing geopolitical uncertainty as tensions rise with both Russia and China. Our ability to quickly and effectively respond to these pending threats would be drastically hindered by our rising debt.

“If enacted, the bill will also risk the reliability of our electric grid and increase our dependence on foreign supply chains. The energy transition my colleagues seek is already well underway in the United States of America. In the last two years, as Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and with bipartisan support, we have invested billions of dollars into clean energy technologies so we can continue to lead the world in reducing emissions through innovation. But to do so at a rate that is faster than technology or the markets allow will have catastrophic consequences for the American people like we have seen in both Texas and California in the last two years.

“I will never forget the warning from then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, that he delivered during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing during my first year in the Senate. He testified that the greatest threat facing our nation was our national debt and since that time our debt has doubled.

“I will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address the needs of all Americans and do so in a way that does not risk our nation’s independence, security and way of life.”

8 thoughts on “U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Says NO to “Build Back Better Act”, Sinks Biden Agenda

  1. This guy is a national hero.

    Single-handedly saving Democracy here in the US.

    Manchin should be Time magazine’s Man of the Year.

  2. I appreciate his honesty and independence.

    It would, however, had more effect if there actually had been a vote on the bill and he was the one who sank it.

    Next they will try to destroy the election systems.

  3. Next lets work on pulling all federal funding from woke and racist universities.

  4. This is a Joe that I could vote for as President.

  5. Let’s see if he holds out or folds.
    … So Far, So Good.

  6. Of course, the MSM are running a narrative that Manchin is anti infrastructure improvements. No, it’s all the completely unrelated pork bloat in the bill that he’s against.

  7. Stripe this side winder of all democratic assignments. He was not elected president, that honor goes to President Biden. Anyone standing in the path of the President agenda, is a traitor to the Democratic party and should be treated as such.

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