"If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment,” Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said.
There are broad differences among lawmakers over what counts as infrastructure and how to pay for it.
Even the Republicans who occasionally work with Democrats seem hostile to expanding ballot access.
The third-highest ranking Democrat on Capitol Hill said he's "insulted" by Sen. Joe Manchin's calls for bipartisanship on voting rights laws.
It will be hard to "restore bipartisan faith" in elections with Trump out to destroy it.
The West Virginia moderate Democrat said in an opinion article that there was “no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken” the legislative procedure.
The West Virginia senator maintains that the corporate tax rate should go up to 25%, rather than 28%, to pay for infrastructure improvements.
The high-ranking House Democrat warned that his party will "pay the biggest price it has ever paid at the polls" if the bill is not enacted into law.
The West Virginia senator supports parts of Democrats' top legislative priority. But he wants it to be bipartisan.
Progressive groups want Democrats to move quickly to enact their agenda.