Manchin's $  433 十亿和解法案对西弗吉尼亚州来说可能代价高昂, 一些居民担心

He’s in a difficult position being one of the more conservative Democrat senators,” 兰迪, 亨廷顿, 告诉福克斯新闻. “明显, the needs and desires of West Virginians are going to differ from those of the folks on the coasts.

After more than a year of negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Manchin, of West Virginia, announced an agreement Wednesday on a stripped-down reconciliation package. The legislation would spend $ 369 billion on green initiatives such as reducing carbon pollution and includes a 15% corporate minimum tax for businesses worth more than $ 1 十亿, according to the bill summary.

That’s way too much money to be spending now with the inflation and everything and all the problems that West Virginians have,” 格雷格, a 35-year resident of West Virginia, said of Manchin’s proposal. “It’s definitely nothing I would support.

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Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin agreed on a legislative package that would spend $  369 billion on climate initiatives.

Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin agreed on a legislative package that would spend $ 369 billion on climate initiatives. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

法案, an 80-year resident of West Virginia, 告诉福克斯新闻: “What he’s doing here is not helping the industries that we have in West Virginia. 马上, with this climate change that they’re trying to sell, it is hurting West Virginia.

But some residents favored the Inflation Reduction Act.

I think it’s a good idea right now,” Marc, of Charles Town, 告诉福克斯新闻. “There are some things in the bill, like climate attention, that I want to see addressed and that bill does that.

GREEN NEW DEAL DEMOCRATS CHANGE TUNE ON JOE MANCHIN AFTER $ 433 BILLION CLIMATE, INFLATION BILL

它的. Joe Manchin recently agreed to a legislative package aimed, 部分地, at combating climate change after over a year of negotiations.

它的. Joe Manchin recently agreed to a legislative package aimed, 部分地, at combating climate change after over a year of negotiations. (REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File Photo)

Schumer and Manchin wrote in a joint statement released Wednesday: “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will make a historic down payment on deficit reduction to fight inflation, invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing, and reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030.

One woman, 凯瑟琳, said she was happy Manchin finally came to an agreement.

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He hasn’t represented the Democrats in West Virginia,” Katherine said. “He’s represented his corporate interests instead.

“最后, with the agreement on this bill, I feel like he is representing the people and working with [的] president like he should,” 她说.

用 $ 433 billion in total 开支, the package costs less than one-sixth of the approximately $ 3 trillion bill the Biden administration and Democrats were pushing last year. It includes vastly fewer provisions but, according to Democrats, it will raise $ 739 billion in tax revenue.

Joe Biden speaks at a Build Back Better Clean Energy event.

Joe Biden speaks at a Build Back Better Clean Energy event.

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