September 10, 2020

Manchin Statement On Partisan COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on a procedural vote to take up to Mitch McConnell’s partisan COVID-19 relief package.

“If I hadn't held out the last time Mitch McConnell tried to ram through a COVID bill, West Virginia wouldn't have $1.25 billion in state and local funding. The easy thing to do would be to vote "yes," but the right thing to do is to put politics aside and do our job. With today’s partisan vote failing, I am hopeful we can immediately come together to pass a bill that helps the West Virginians who need it like we did six months ago on March 27th.”