Joe Manchin is the first Democratic senator to openly oppose efforts to make Washington, D.C., the nation’s 51st state.
Giving the minority party veto power over widely supported legislation is undemocratic.
Pro-worker organizations are engaged in a public pressure campaign to get Sen. Joe Manchin on board with the bill.
Some Democratic senators, however, have not yet signaled if they will vote for the bill or not.
Sinema is looking into raising the federal minimum wage to $11 an hour, but the minimum wage in her state is $12.15.
This is about more than getting along with Republicans.
Manchin wants a “new era of bipartisanship” — something Republicans have not indicated they’re willing to get behind.
Manchin opposes many progressive ideas, including the $15 minimum wage, which most voters in his state support.
The White House’s expanded proposal contains $1 trillion more in spending and over $2 trillion more in tax increases.
It’s time to clear a path to improve people’s lives with historic progressive legislation. The filibuster must go.