“We should all be concerned about how the budget coordination process is being used by both sides to stifle the debate over the main problems facing our country today,” he wrote. “Legislation has never had to be easy. It is a difficult job to meet the needs of both rural and urban communities in one piece of legislation, but this is the work we have been chosen to do. “
Manchin indicated his own data for voting as a senator. In 2013, he voted against accusing former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of removing the filibuster for cabinet nominees and federal judges. In 2017, he voted against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell̵
“Every time the Senate votes to weaken the filibuster in the last decade, political dysfunction and congestion have intensified,” he wrote. “The political games that are being played in the halls of Congress are only fueling the hateful rhetoric and violence that we are witnessing across our country at the moment.”
The operator comes after Manchin said Monday that Biden’s plan to pay for infrastructure by raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent is not a starter.
“We will not solve the problems of our nation in one congress if we seek only guerrilla solutions,” he wrote. “Instead of fixing on removing the filibuster or shortening the legislative process through budget coordination, it’s time to get the job done.”