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Manchin Appeals to GOP to Seize Moment on Energy Permitting Bill

  • Senator is still campaigning for support before potential vote
  • Cites confidence there’s ‘overwhelming’ support from Democrats
Senator Joe Manchin during a news conference in Washington.

Senator Joe Manchin during a news conference in Washington.

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is still campaigning for votes on his plan to fast-track energy projects, while expressing confidence he’ll win enough bipartisan backing to pass the permitting legislation. 

Manchin, speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” appealed to Republicans and Democrats to align behind his measure, which seeks to speed up the approval process for both fossil-fuel and clean-energy projects.