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ATLANTA, GA - JULY 19: U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks during a U.S. Senate Rules Committee Georgia Field Hearing on the right to vote at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on July 19, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 10: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.,  talks with reporters after a vote in the Capitol on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) heads got the floor of the Senate for a vote on June 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said they are now pursuing a two-path proposal that includes a new set of negotiations with a bipartisan group of senators. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mitch McConnell
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: U.S. Sen. Kirsten Sinema (D-AZ) heads back to a bipartisan meeting on infrastructure in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building after the original talks fell through with the White House on June 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said they are now pursuing a two-path proposal that includes a new set of negotiations with a bipartisan group of senators. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kirsten Sinema
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) heads to a vote in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol on June 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. The spotlight on Sen. Manchin grew even brighter after declaring that he will vote against the Democrats voting rights bill, the For the People Act, in his op-ed that was published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail over the weekend. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 27: Sen. Angus King, I-Maine,  conducts a news conference after the Democratic Senate Policy luncheon in Hart Building on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Where Things Stand: GOP Acknowledges Asian Hate Crime Bill Might Not Be Right Time To Force First Filibuster Prime Badge
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UNITED STATES - JULY 30: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., is seen in Russell Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives for the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Lisa Monaco, far right, nominee for deputy attorney general, and Vanita Gupta, nominee for associate  attorney general, in Hart Building on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.  (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing about the proposed Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Demonstrators filled the hearing room and protested the legislation, the next in a series of Republican proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare.
UNITED STATES - JULY 30: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., is seen in Russell Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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