December 16, 2020

ICYMI: Manchin Speaks On Urgent Need For COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Manchin delivers floor remarks on the urgent need for the Congress to pass a COVID-19 emergency relief package before Christmas

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the urgent need for Congress to pass COVID-19 emergency relief to help Americans in need. Senator Manchin led a group of bipartisan Members who shared two bills earlier this week that are serving as the framework for the final COVID-19 relief package.

“The bipartisan, bicameral agreement we shared earlier this week is the product we produced with the so-called gang of eight, but it turned into a bigger gang than that because more and more people want to work in a bipartisan way in the Senate. And I have said it's alive and well. We just have to exercise it more. I am hopeful that we can break the deadlock, but there's so much more that has to be done and so much more need that will need to be done. We must come behind President-Elect Joe Biden and make sure that we do it and look at the base of the need of America, not the greed of America. The bipartisan group that has worked day and night and I can't be more proud to be with a group that I consider to be true Americans that stepped up to the plate and got something done when we didn't think it could be done. I want to thank my Republican colleagues and friends and Democratic colleagues who worked so hard and everybody is going to benefit. I think it can be a Merry Christmas. It can be a much happier Christmas for sure.”

To view Senator Manchin’s full remarks, click here.