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November 22, 2021 by WVCBP
Arizona and West Virginia Would Win Big from BBB: Are Manchin and Sinema Paying Attention?

Salon, AlterNet - Arizona and West Virginia would stand to gain a great deal from President Biden's Build Back Better package but holdout Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin — the two "centrist" Democrats who represent those states — still haven't committed to supporting the plan, even after extracting major concessions. Read the full article. On Friday, the House passed Biden's $1.75…

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November 19, 2021 by WVCBP
House Passage of Build Back Better Act is Huge Step Forward to Improve West Virginians’ Lives

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – This morning, The US House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act. "This is a huge step forward to increasing opportunity, reducing poverty, and shrinking racial inequities for West Virginia children, families, and workers,” said Sean O'Leary, acting executive director. “If enacted, the Build…

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November 19, 2021 by WVCBP
Build Back Better Headed to Senate; WV House Delegation Votes No

West Virginia MetroNews - All three West Virginia U.S. House members voted against President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion “Build Back Better” bill Friday. Read the full article. Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller joined all other Republicans in the House in voting against the bill. The bill, which supporters say focuses on social…

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November 18, 2021 by Sean O'Leary
Inflation Concerns are No Reason to Scale Back the Build Back Better Agenda

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the overall year-over-year inflation rate in October was 6.2 percent, a notably high rate. While there are many reasons to believe that inflation will ease in the coming months, some, including West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, are arguing that current high rates of inflation are not…

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November 15, 2021 by WVCBP
Groups Urge Manchin to Support Child Tax Credit, Build Back Better Act

West Virginia MetroNews - A group of West Virginians gathered outside of Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) Charleston office Monday, urging him to defend the child tax credit and pass the Build Back Better Act. Read the full article. The handful of leaders did so in a unique way, in the giving of a quilt that featured stories…

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November 12, 2021 by WVCBP
The Other Side: Me and ‘Maid’ and Joe Manchin

Berkshire Edge - A reality for so many, and something that Joe Manchin doesn’t have to worry about: “One of the greatest things about a willingness to get on your hands and knees to scrub a toilet is you’ll never have trouble finding work.” [Emphasis added] Read the full article. Every once in a while, a book…

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November 8, 2021 by WVCBP
UHC’s Orthopaedic Campaign Helps Children in North Central West Virginia

The Exponent Telegram - The Bruce Carter United Orthopaedic and Spine Center is holding the annual “Coats for Kids” drive to provide children in need with a coat this holiday season. Read the full article. Information from Child Trends provides that 17.5% of American children live in poverty. West Virginia has the seventh highest child poverty rate…

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October 29, 2021 by WVCBP
Column: What Does Joe Manchin Want?

Los Angeles Times, Daily Jefferson County Union - The man Sen. Joe Manchin III replaced as a senator from West Virginia, Robert C. Byrd, was so deft at securing federal funds — and non-coal jobs — for his needy constituents that the landlocked Mountain State boasts a Coast Guard maritime center. In 2005 when he dedicated…

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October 28, 2021 by Rhonda Rogombe
Expanded Child Tax Credit Could Improve WV Education. Manchin has Suggested Limiting It.

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Williamson Daily News - West Virginia's senior senator has suggested restricting a program currently sending families $250-$300 per month, per child -- a move that could hamper education outcomes and reduce the number of children in the state receiving the benefit by more than half. Read the full article. According to…

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