Manchin Pledges to Return to Era of Bipartisan Cooperation and Agreement
Washington, D.C. – As part of his continued effort to make Washington work, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today again pledged on the Senate Floor to return to an era of bipartisan cooperation and agreement in order to restore civility to the United States Senate and our political discourse. He is urging his colleagues to join him in signing this pledge and taking the first step to show the American people that they are here to work towards a better United States. To watch his full remarks on the Senate Floor, click here.
“Several years ago I took a personal pledge to not campaign against a sitting colleague and today I signed the pledge on the Senate Floor,” Senator Manchin said. “Washington sucks, but it doesn’t have to. The time has come for all Senators to make this pledge and commit ourselves to being Americans first – not Republicans or Democrats. You can’t claim to build working, bipartisan relationships with your co-workers during the week if you are showing up in their backyard every weekend to run their name through the dirt. In order for us to work in a bipartisan way, we need to trust each other but it’s near impossible when your coworker is trying to get you fired. Our country is facing some tough challenges and now more than ever, it’s important for the Senate to work together as opposed to against one another. I am proud to take this pledge and I encourage all of my Senate colleagues to join me.”
To read Senator Manchin’s signed copy, click here. Read the full pledge below:
Pledge to Return to Era of Bipartisan Cooperation and Agreement
In order to restore civility to the United States Senate and our political discourse we must pledge to return to an era of bipartisan cooperation and agreement. I, _______________, pledge to the people of _______________ and to the American people that I will:
1) Not campaign against a sitting colleague;
2) Not directly fundraise against them;
3) Not distribute any direct mail against them;
4) Not appear or endorse any advertisements directed at them;
5) Not use or endorse social media campaigns that attack them.
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