Dem Senator Flips, Will Vote for Wall

  • 2019-01-24
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Dem Senator Flips, Will Vote for Wall
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) has officially repudiated the dominant liberal wing of the Democratic Party, announcing he will vote in favor of legislation to fund a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Daily Caller's Jason Hopkins reports:
 

“Today I will vote for both gov funding bills b/c I believe we must end this harmful shutdown immediately & it’s our first opportunity in the Senate to do so,” the Democrat tweeted Thursday. “Even though they will probably fail, these votes are a start to finding a way to reopen the gov & get WVians back to work.”

 

The Senate will vote on two sharply different funding bills Thursday. First, lawmakers will vote on a GOP-backed bill that includes $5.7 billion the president has requested to fund his border wall and protections for some migrants. Following that vote, lawmakers will then decide on a Democratic-led budget proposal that does not include funding for the wall.

Both bills are expected to fail.

Despite Republicans holding a 53-seat majority, Senate rules require at least 60 votes for budget bills, and Democrats have remained steadfast in their opposition to the border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have agreed to allow both bills to receive a floor vote in hopes that it will be a step toward a compromise.


While some lawmakers have promoted compromises to end the partial shutdown, Congress remains deadlocked.
 
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