Via Business Insiders: Koch boys do what they’re told!
Senator Joe Manchin raised over $400,000 from donors in the energy industry in the third quarter, including some from donors that normally give to Republicans, according to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission.
Manchin has opposed certain climate-related stipulations within the Democrats’ proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. The legislation also includes expanded safety net programs for workers and families, lower prescription drug prices, and billions of dollars toward healthcare benefits for seniors.
Democrats have been trying to rein in certain aspects of the bill — including its overall cost — to appease moderates like Manchin, as well as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, according to Bloomberg.
As Senator Joe Manchin blocks President Biden’s climate plan, new data shows that no state is more exposed to flood damage than his own. https://t.co/DsuRUGPZGc
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 17, 2021