Joe Manchin

Read the leaked draft of a Senate bipartisan shutdown letter to Trump

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A bipartisan group of senators plan to send a letter to President Trump today requesting that he support a short-term spending bill that will reopen the government for three weeks while the White House and Congress negotiate on funding for border security.

A source involved in the effort leaked Axios draft text of the letter, which was first published by Politico.

Sizing up Joe Manchin's energy committee rise

Senator Joe Manchin
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Senate Democrats made it official yesterday, elevating West Virginia's Joe Manchin to ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Why it matters: The decision came over the opposition of some progressive groups, who are upset with Manchin's support for fossil fuel development and political contributions from coal and oil companies.

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