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May 24, 2021

TUESDAY: Down Payment on an Old Note

Beckley Register-Herald – For a state that has given much to build this nation of steel, laboring in the coal mines all these years, it is frustrating to watch West Virginia’s two U.S. senators stand in the way of the Biden administrative plan to repay a portion of that debt. Read the full article.

Yes, there is a stack of legislative proposals sitting on Joe Manchin’s and Shelley Moore Capito’s desks, and oddly, representing one of the smallest and politically inconsequential states, there they are, smack dab in the middle of every consequential discussion on Capitol Hill this session.

And yet there they are, too, Joe holding onto both his deciding vote in a 50-50 Senate and his antiquated concerns for the Senate filibuster, and Shel building blockades to success with her legislative intransigence as she pretends to argue for bipartisanship. She knows that her puppet master, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, will pull the strings on any such agreement.

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