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Manchin slows down Biden’s plan for social and climate protection

Shortly before the holidays, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin disappoints the wishes of the President and his party: With his “No” to the big social and climate protection program, he is sabotaging Biden’s biggest promise.

Joe Manchin represents West Virginia in the Senate.

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It was well known that Joe Manchin was a tough nut to crack. In recent months, the West Virginia senator has forced President Joe Biden and the left-wing Democrats to cut their social and climate protection program from $3.5 trillion to around $2 trillion. Manchin was able to do this because his party needs all the votes in its own camp in the balanced Senate in order to be able to pass a law with a casting vote by Vice President Kamala Harris.

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