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Sure, I'll support that massive spending bill I said I'd oppose – HotAir

Sure, I'll support that massive spending bill I said I'd oppose – HotAir
Team player

Joe Manchin (W.” Obviously, Joe Manchin can envision scenarios where that roadblock will crop up.In other words, Joe Manchin may not be part of the committee that’s going to assemble the bill, but he’s pretty much the one calling all the shots as to what does or doesn’t make the cut.Joe Manchin is still clearly the most powerful person in the Senate at the moment and probably will be until the Democrats either lose their majority or expand it significantly.

Manchin took the floor after Biden left the meeting and reportedly told them that he will be “a team player” and not derail the bill, provided he’s kept in the loop as it is being written.Senate Democrats say Manchin has indicated he will not stand in the way of the measure moving forward and will be generally supportive as long as he’s kept in the loop on his top concerns: how to pay for the bill and a clean energy provision.

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