Sen. Manchin Stops Short of Endorsing For the People Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released a statement today affirming his support for voting reforms but stopping short of endorsing the sweeping For the People Act currently being considered in the Senate. Following loud and unwavering Republican opposition to the bill, Manchin highlighted some reforms included in S. 1 that he believes both parties could agree on:

However, Manchin did not pledge his support for the multitude of other ambitious and historic proposals his fellow Democrats have put forth in the For the People Act. The statement serves as a reminder of the remaining hurdles that must be overcome in order to pass federal voting rights legislation — and how important it is to keep up the fight at the state level. 

Read Manchin’s statement here.