Its. Joe manchinJoe ManchinOvernight Energy & Environment – Presented by the American Petroleum Institute – Biden seeks to tackle methane Biden rallies nations to reduce methane emissions Democrats give Manchin warning about lack of progress on spending bill MORE (DW.Va.) said Wednesday that he will not vote to override the Senate MP during the upcoming debate on the Democrats’ social and climate spending bill.
“People may be excited about something now … it may not even fit the bill because, on our side, it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fall within the rules of reconciliation,” Manchin told Fox News’ Bret Baier. .
“I am not going to vote to override the MP,” Manchin added. “I’m not going to that, everyone knows.”
Because Democrats are trying to bypass Senate Republicans in President BidenJoe Biden Five Takeaways from a Bleak Night for Democrats Youngkin Wins Virginia Governor’s Race Michelle Wu Chosen as Boston’s First Mayor MOREThe spending plan they have to abide by the rules governing reconciliation, an arcane budgeting process that allows them to get around filibuster.
The Senate MP provides guidance to senators on whether policies comply with the Byrd rule, named after the late Senator Robert C. Byrd (DW.Va.), which restricts what can be included in a bill from reconciliation.
If he doesn’t abide by the rule, he will be removed from the bill or Democrats could try to override the MP. But that would require the full unity of the 50-member Democratic Senate caucus, which means they would need Manchin’s support.
In addition to Manchin’s opposition, members of the Senate Democratic leadership have previously indicated that they do not believe they have the votes for such a measure.
But the MP has frustrated activists this year, first by ruling against including a minimum wage of $ 15 an hour in a coronavirus relief bill. Senator Bernie sandersBernie SandersShontel Brown wins special election to replace Marcia Fudge in Ohio House district Democrats give Manchin warning about lack of progress on spending bill LIVE COVERAGE: Youngkin wins in Virginia ; New Jersey gubernatorial race in a tie MORE (I-Vt.) He tried to get it back into the bill as an amendment, which required 60 votes because it didn’t meet budget rules, but lost several Democratic senators as well as Republicans.
Immigration activists are also urging Democrats to overrule the MP after she rejected two attempts to provide legal permanent resident (LPR) status to millions of undocumented immigrants, saying the provisions did not meet budget rules.
Democrats are currently working on the third option, which is expected to provide work authorization and protection from deportation to some undocumented immigrants, but has yet to present it to the Senate referee.
In addition to immigration language, Manchin has floated that a paid leave plan could be rejected by the Senate MP, although a senior Democratic aide said that “the MP has not limited Democrats’ ability to obtain paid leave through of reconciliation “.