Centrist US Lawmaker Touts His Climate, Tax, Health Proposals 

WASHINGTON — A key centrist U.S. lawmaker, Senator Joe Manchin, on Sunday staunchly defended a legislative deal he negotiated that would affect an array of climate, health care, prescription drug, and tax policies, saying that in “normal times,” opposition Republicans would support it even though they are now uniformly lining up against it.

Manchin told CNN’s “State of the Union” show that usually “my Republican colleagues would be for something such as this. We’ve basically paid down debt, [which] is what they want. We’ve accelerated permitting [for more energy drilling], which is what they want. And we’ve increased production of energy, which is what they want. We’ve done things that we should be doing together.”


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