Category: manchin

Trump Targets Democrat Policies in CPAC Speech

Former President Donald Trump told conservatives gathered in Texas that senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) will pay the ultimate political price for backing a $739 billion bill investing heavily in green energy. Trump made the remarks during a speech to an audience of some 5,000 attendees as the final speaker at the…


Joe Manchin’s New Tax Bill Could Help Hydrogen Electric Vehicles

Hydrogen is “the most dumb thing I could possibly imagine for energy storage,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk to the Financial Times. “It does not naturally occur on Earth, so you either have to split water with electrolysis or crack hydrocarbons.” Lithium in its pure form also doesn’t occur naturally on Earth, but Musk didn’t…


Manchin Flip-Flop Emphasizes Need For a Flat Tax Amendment

Commentary Those who know the value of freedom most keenly are those who have lived under totalitarianism. When the Eastern Bloc nations were finally liberated, more than three decades ago now, it was no surprise that they sought capitalism like a man lost in the desert yearning for water. But what did astound many was…


US Economy Slips Into Technical Recession; Biden, Xi Hold 5th Talk Amid Tensions | NTD News Today

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin announces a surprise deal, on an alternate version of the Build Back Better bill. Lawmakers on both sides react. The U.S. economy is shrinking. and it has done so for the last two quarters. Are we in a recession now? How is the Biden administration reacting? An economist weighs in and…


Biden Withdraws Raskin’s Fed Nomination After Manchin Shoots It Down

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he would withdraw Sarah Bloom Raskin’s nomination to serve as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The announcement came one day after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) declared he would not vote for Raskin, a move many observers saw as the death knell for her nomination…


Manchin Nixes Raskin’s Fed Nomination Due to Her Stance on Energy

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has declared he will not vote for Sarah Bloom Raskin, dealing a potentially fatal blow to President Joe Biden and other Senate Democrats in their effort to confirm Raskin as Vice Chair of Supervision for the Federal Reserve. “Now more than ever, the United States must have policy leaders and economic…


Manchin Opposes Raskin’s Fed Nomination Over Her Stance on Energy

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has declared he won’t vote for Sarah Bloom Raskin to be the vice chair for supervision at the Federal Reserve, potentially dooming the confirmation efforts of President Joe Biden and other Senate Democrats. “Now more than ever, the United States must have policy leaders and economic experts who are focused on the…


Manchin Objects to New Greenhouse Gas and Environmental Impact Policies on Natural Gas Pipelines

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) February policy statements on interstate natural gas projects drew strong objections from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and the two out of the five FERC commissioners who voted against the statements. Those statements, which add consideration of greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts, including on “environmental justice communities,” for FERC to approve…


Build Back Better ‘Is Dead’: Sen. Joe Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told reporters on Tuesday that the Build Back Better Act (BBB), President Joe Biden’s multi-trillion dollar social spending package, “is dead,” dashing any lingering Democratic hopes that Manchin will rally behind a further scaled-down version. Manchin’s opposition to BBB has been well-known and oft-repeated for months, and his opposition to the…


Democrats Try to Break BBB Into Smaller Bills to Overcome Manchin, Sinema Objections

President Joe Biden and other Democrats have suggested that the party could break the $1.85 trillion Build Back Better (BBB) social spending package into smaller, more targeted bills in order to pass some parts of the scheme after its defeat in late December. Biden and other Democratic leaders spent the latter half of 2021 pushing…