Manchin: Commission on veterans facilities to be dismantled
A group of U.S. senators has agreed to effectively dismantle a commission tasked by the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out closures, downsizing and other significant medical facility changes nationwide, Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday. The West Virginia Democrat, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said there is bipartisan support to avoid filling vacancies on the VA’s Assets and Infrastructure Review Commission and to end the commission in the next National Defense Authorization Act.news.yahoo.com
Are Joe Manchin and Susan Collins Stupid—or Do They Just Think We Are?
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyAre Senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin stupid, or do they just think we are?Both self-identified centrist, pro-choice senators voted to confirm Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, two of the six jurists responsible for curb-stomping American women’s rights back into the 1960s with today’s ruling on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health. They did so because, at the time, they were assured that both Gorsuch and Kavannews.yahoo.com
Four states receive first allocations of $10B broadband fund
More than half a billion dollars in federal funding will be sent to four U.S. states to expand broadband access as part of a sweeping national effort to bring affordable service to rural and low-income Americans, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Tuesday. Louisiana, New Hampshire, Virginia and West Virginia are the first to benefit from this aspect of the $10 billion Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund, which is expected to bring internet service to 200,000 homes and businesses in the four states.news.yahoo.com
The White House fires back at Jeff Bezos, saying it 'doesn't require a huge leap' to understand why he opposed an economic agenda that taxes the super-rich
Bezos lambasted the White House for pushing a plan he claimed would worsen inflation, and said Manchin "saved them from themselves."news.yahoo.com
Biden showcases deficit progress in bid to counter critics
President Joe Biden is highlighting new figures showing the government’s red ink will grow less than expected this year and the national debt will shrink this quarter as he tried to counter criticism of his economic leadership and growing dismay over inflation going into midterm elections that will decide control of Congress.
Poll: Americans overwhelmingly support 6 Biden proposals to fight climate change
When it comes to taking steps to fight climate change, Americans broadly support six key Biden administration proposals meant to transition the U.S. to renewable sources of energy, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.news.yahoo.com
Manchin, leaders tout battery plant coming to W.Va.
Programs to re-train coal miners and reinvigorate West Virginia’s suffering workforce have been proposed before. Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said Friday many have been a disappointment because there were no jobs. “All that ended up being was basically an extension of unemployment benefits because no jobs came because there's no factories," Manchin said.news.yahoo.com