Biden taps Joe Manchin's wife for post on federal commission . . . wonder why?
by Naomi Lim, March 29, 2021
President Joe Biden is keeping it within the family by picking the wife of a key Democratic senator whose vote he will need on a slew of items to lead a federal commission.
Biden announced Friday that he is nominating Gayle Conelly Manchin to become the co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, a federal-state partnership aimed at creating economic growth within the region and lead it to parity with the rest of the country. (The job pays $163,000 per year.)
If Manchin's last name sounds familiar, that's because she is married to Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a pivotal vote for Biden in Congress's evenly divided Senate. And Gayle Manchin requires Senate approval for the post.
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Biden tapping Manchin comes as he prepares for his next big legislative push: an infrastructure and jobs package speculated to cost up to $3 trillion. Joe Manchin has indicated Congress should pass the bill through regular order rather than via the reconciliation process. Reconciliation would allow Biden to clear the measure through the Senate with only 51 votes.
Biden's announcement did not hide the connection while touting Gayle Manchin's background in education and managing community programs.
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"DON'T DO IT JOE! DON'T BETRAY YOUR STATE AND OUR NATION!"
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