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Manchin's energy plan set to fail Senate test vote as shutdown clock ticks

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The Senate is hurtling toward a critical test vote on Tuesday that will decide whether congressional leaders will be forced to strip Joe Manchin 's energy permitting plan from a short-term government funding patch in order to thwart a shutdown at midnight on Friday. The GOP is likely to block an effort to combine the two bills as soon as Tuesday afternoon, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell whipping against the West Virginia centrist's permitting measure. Manchin has continued working behind the scenes to whip up support, but leading Republicans are increasingly lined up against...
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