Sen. Joe Manchin( D-WV) is followed by reporters as he leaves a caucus meeting with Senate Democrats at the U.S. Capitol Building on December 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. He announced on Sunday on Fox News that he would resist the Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
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Sen. Joe Manchin’s PAC received 36 corporate gifts in October and November, per FEC filings. In the same time frame, he’s been fighting President Joe Biden’s$ 2 trillion Build Back Better bill. Variou of these gifts came from PACs associated with fossil fuel manufactures.
Sen. Joe Manchin’s political action committee receives an spike in corporate contributions — which included subscriptions from committees related to fossil fuel manufactures — in the months leading up to his Sunday announcement that he would defend President Joe Biden’s$ 2 trillion social spending bill, according to federal election commission filings.
Manchin’s leadership PAC, Country Roads, extorted in 17 corporate contributions in October and 19 donations in November — its highest monthly countings received in the last half-year, CNBC’s Brian Schwartz and Jacob Pramuk firstly reported .
The donations were each worth between $2,500 to $5,000( the maximum law contribution that can be made to a PAC ). They came from corporations including Holes Fargo, Lockheed Martin, American Express, Verizon, and Goldman Sachs.
Country Roads too received gives from PACs connected with fossil fuel manufactures, including natural gas company CNX Resource, gas and oil production company Diversified Energy, and COALPAC, a commission of the National Coalmining Association.
Country Roads developed more than $ 265,000 in November and December.
More than half of that — around $160,000 — was money given by individuals. One such donor who bequeathed $2,500 was Jonathan Kott, identified by CNBC as an ex-communications consultant for Manchin and a publicist for ExxonMobil .
Filings also show that in November, Country Roads spent roughly $40,000 on cater and $5,300 on wandering, occurrence activities, and food and beverages at The Greenbrier, a luxury used in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Manchin, a Democrat representing West Virginia, has for months fought against Biden’s bold Build Back Better bill, which would vastly expand America’s safety net and introduce measures to combat the climate emergency.
The bill was passed in the House but still needs support from all 50 Senate Democrats to beat unanimous GOP opposition — support that Manchin and fellow Democrat moderate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema have withheld still further.
Manchin has regularly raised concerns about the bill’s impact on the US economy, and the White House consume months attempting to strike a deal with him. According to a statement released on Sunday by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Biden and key officials understood various days ago that Manchin had agreed to back the money and would negotiate its terms “in good faith.”
But on Sunday, Manchin said here on Fox News that he would oppose the plan, effectively killing the statute. The bulletin prompted savagery from Biden’s government, which announced it a “sudden and inexplicable reversal” of the senator’s position.
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“I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation, I simply can’t. I’ve “ve tried everything” humanly possible, I can’t get there, ” said Manchin on Sunday.
Sen. Joe Manchin’s press agency did not immediately respond to Insider’s is asking for provide comments on this story.
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