Manchin Retirement Sparks Questions About Senate Control, IRA Rules

November 9, 2023
Senate energy committee Chairman Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) announcement that he will not seek re-election is sparking renewed questions about whether Democrats can maintain their hold on the Senate after next year’s election as well as whether the Biden administration might respond any differently as it continues implementing last year’s climate law. Manchin’s planned Senate retirement will also set off a scramble for the top slot on the energy panel, even as he is keeping open the possibility of an independent...

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