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Manchin Says He Will Never Vote to ‘Eliminate or Weaken the Filibuster' in Op-Ed

Added 04-08-21 08:04:02am EST - “Manchin also criticized the use of the budget reconciliation process to bypass consensus building.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Manchin Says He Will Never Vote to ‘Eliminate or Weaken the Filibuster’ in Op-Ed | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) again committed to preserving the Senate filibuster, in a Wednesday op-ed for the Washington Post.

“The filibuster is a critical tool to protecting that input and our democratic form of government,” Manchin wrote in the op-ed. “That is why I have said it before and will say it again to remove any shred of doubt: There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster.”

In an apparent criticism of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), Manchin also took aim at the use of the budget reconciliation process, whereby senators can pass certain bills with a simple majority vote without threat of a filibuster. Schumer utilized budget reconciliation to pass the Demcorats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, and obtained approval to use the process for two additional bills, likely on infrastructure.

“We should all be alarmed at how the budget reconciliation process is being used by both parties to stifle debate around the major issues facing our country today,” Manchin wrote. “I simply do not believe budget reconciliation should replace regular order in the Senate. How is that good for the future of this nation?”

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