Lone Dem Likely Has Doomed Plans to Dodge Filibuster

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Joe Manchin says reconciliation process will cause 'drastic swings in federal policymaking'
(Newser) – With the Senate split 50-50, the success of Democrats' legislation depends on having a unified caucus—and one member may have dashed hopes of getting around the filibuster another time this year. In a Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia criticizes the use of the budget reconciliation process and says "there is no circumstance" in which he will "vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster." A ruling from Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough on Monday opened the door to…
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