Citing Reconciliation Effort, GOP Lawmakers Exit Bipartisan Energy Talks

June 3, 2022
Republican senators are reportedly abandoning bipartisan energy and climate negotiations hosted by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), saying they have concluded he is more focused on cutting a deal on the issue that can be enacted with only Democratic votes via the budget reconciliation process. Observers say the reports could suggest behind-the-scenes progress on efforts by Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to reach an agreement on a reconciliation measure, though it is also possible the latest comments from...

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