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Manchin proposes compromise on voting bills

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., opened the door to a compromise on voting legislation Wednesday with a memo outlining provisions of federal voting and campaign finance legislation that he would support.

Manchin has emerged as a key figure in his party’s fight to pass federal legislation aimed at protecting voting rights. The moderate Democrat has opposed his party’s voting legislation, the For the People Act, saying it’s too partisan and arguing that any voting changes should have bipartisan support.

He supports a narrower bill, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, but says he doesn’t believe the filibuster rules should be changed to pass it despite opposition of most Republicans.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said no Republicans will vote the For the People Act and argued the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is unnecessary.

In his memo, Manchin reiterated his desire for bipartisan support and offered up changes to both bills.

“Congressional action on federal voting rights legislation must be the result of both Democrats and Republicans coming together to find a pathway forward or we risk further dividing and destroying the republic we swore to protect and defend as elected officials,” he wrote.



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Brexit victory: Britons set to save eye-watering £130m-a-year as Boris slashes EU red tape

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BREXIT BRITAIN has scored yet another major victory with millions of people set to save £130million as Boris Johnson uses new freedoms available to him to slash European Union red tape.

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Rishi Sunak considers ENDING pension triple lock in concern over fairness to young

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RISHI SUNAK is considering ending the pension triple lock amid growing fears among ministers over the “unfairness” of hiking taxes on young people that would help pay for the £10billion social care reforms being proposed by Boris Johnson.

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GB News sparks Remainer revolt as Arlene Foster joins channel – 'Fit in well with Farage'

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GB News has sparked a furious Remainer backlash after it was announced former DUP leader Arlene Foster is joining the recently-launched channel.

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