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Senator Manchin shares concern with new budget resolution

Senator Manchin visits for annual Chamber of Commerce awards dinner in Marion County.
Senator Manchin visits for annual Chamber of Commerce awards dinner in Marion County.(Madeline Edwards)
Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 11:24 PM EDT
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FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - Senator Joe Manchin made a trip home to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner.

Before the event, Manchin spoke with us about what’s going on in Washington D.C.

Earlier this week, the Senate passed a new $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Manchin referred to this as deferred maintenance to improve bridges, roads, internet, railroads and airports.

The Senate also passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution on August 11.

Although Sen. Manchin voted yes, he says he’s skeptical of this legislation.

“When you go to bed at night. I guarantee tomorrow morning we will be $4 billion more in debt. That’s seven days a week, holidays, and vacations. It’s all the same. We’ve got to stop that. We’ve got to reverse that trend,” he said.

Manchin added while they were in recess, he planned to spend his time traveling the state to speak with members of the community.

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