NRA runs ad against Manchin
June 12th, 2013
09:02 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA runs ad against Manchin

Updated 10:15 p.m. ET, Wednesday, 6/12

(CNN) – The National Rifle Association is running a political ad against one of its own.

Sen. Joe Manchin, an avowed gun enthusiast and life member of the NRA, is now being hit with an ad from the organization in his home state of West Virginia.
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Filed under: Ads • Joe Manchin • NRA • Senate • West Virginia
Conservative Dem says Holder should think of quitting
June 7th, 2013
05:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Conservative Dem says Holder should think of quitting

(CNN) – Ongoing questions into Attorney General Eric Holder's handling of leak probes – and now his role in government phone surveillance – should lead him to at least consider resigning, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Friday.

Manchin, a conservative Democrat often at odds with President Barack Obama's administration, said any government official who seems to be losing authority should make the same calculation.
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Joe Manchin
Toomey on gun laws: GOP didn't want to be seen helping Obama
May 1st, 2013
08:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Toomey on gun laws: GOP didn't want to be seen helping Obama

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania blamed political polarization for the failure of last month's background check compromise he reached with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, saying some in his party simply voted against the measure to prevent the president from winning a legislative victory.

"In the end, it didn't pass because we're so politicized. There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it," Toomey said.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Manchin • Pat Toomey
Background checks ‘absolutely’ still alive in Congress, says Manchin
April 28th, 2013
11:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Background checks ‘absolutely’ still alive in Congress, says Manchin

(CNN) – A measure expanding background checks on gun sales that was defeated in the Senate two weeks ago can still be revised and approved in the chamber, one of the bill’s authors argued on Sunday.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, said the legislation he wrote with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania had caused confusion among his collegues, which contributed to its failure earlier this month.
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Filed under: Gun control • Joe Manchin
Manchin, Kelly vow to fight for expanded background checks
April 18th, 2013
04:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Manchin, Kelly vow to fight for expanded background checks

Washington (CNN) - The Democrat who worked to expand background checks in the Senate told a group of reporters Thursday that the National Rifle Association's "scoring system," in which the group grades members of Congress, combined with members' fear of being seen as flip-floppers, derailed the measure.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, who worked alongside Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, said the NRA's decision to include votes on the bipartisan amendment in its important rankings dissuaded members in pro-gun states from stepping up. "If they hadn't scored it, we'd have gotten 70 votes," he said. "I predict 70 votes without a scoring." He also vowed to bring the measure back at some point for a vote.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Manchin • Mark Kelly • Senate
First on CNN: Senate background checks vote delayed
April 15th, 2013
04:22 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Senate background checks vote delayed

Washington (CNN) – Supporters of a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks for guns sales currently don't have the 60 votes they will need to win approval of their amendment so a vote on the proposal - which was expected midweek - is unlikely before the end of the week, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, told CNN in an exclusive interview Monday.

The vote is being pushed back so Manchin and others can build support for the controversial plan.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Manchin • Senate
April 14th, 2013
10:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Co-author of gun compromise says Senate support an ‘open question’

(CNN) - A bipartisan deal to expand background checks on gun sales got a key conservative endorsement on Sunday, but one of its co-authors said Senate approval remained an "open question."

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said he was "very favorably disposed" to the compromise measure that could come up for a vote as early as this week.
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Filed under: Gun control • Joe Manchin • John McCain • Pat Toomey
Report: Republican Sen. Collins will support Manchin-Toomey gun compromise
April 13th, 2013
07:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Report: Republican Sen. Collins will support Manchin-Toomey gun compromise

(CNN) - Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, became the second Republican senator not directly involved in negotiating a bipartisan background check measure to say she will support it, according to a report Saturday by NBC News.

She described the bill as a responsible compromise between two senators – Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia – who have strong ratings from the National Rifle Association, according to NBC. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, is expected to support the deal.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Manchin • Mark Kirk • Pat Toomey • Susan Collins
April 11th, 2013
06:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Manchin to Sandy Hook parents: 'I can do something'

(CNN) - Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was noticeably moved by the Sandy Hook families he met Wednesday afternoon. He met with them just hours after unveiling a bipartisan bill alongside Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania that would extend background checks to guns bought online and at gun shows.

"I can do something," an emotional Manchin told the parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook attack.

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Filed under: Joe Manchin
Explaining Schumer's curious absence
April 10th, 2013
02:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Explaining Schumer's curious absence

(CNN) – When a deal on expanding background checks was announced Wednesday, only two senators stood on stage – Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Absent was another lawmaker with a long history of advocating for gun control: Sen. Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat.
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Joe Manchin • Pat Toomey
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