Joe Manchin pushes for climate cuts as West Virginia battered by crisis

Joe Manchin pushes for climate cuts as West Virginia battered by crisis

The conservative Democrat is busy trying to strip out many of the policies to tackle the problems his home state is facing

The rise of Joe Manchin as a key power player for Democratic policymaking in 2021 is the result of a perfect storm for the US senator from West Virginia.

His position as the Senate’s most conservative Democrat means he often has final say in what his party is able to push through, especially when it comes to Joe Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda on infrastructure, far-reaching social policies and a powerful attempt to tackle the climate crisis.

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