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Manchin killing BBB likely saved US from economic 'disaster,' experts say
Joe Manchin and Democratic Party at standstill over spending bill
‘Special Report’ anchor Bret Baier analyzes the power Manchin has over the future of President Biden’s economic agenda on ‘Kennedy.’
At least 51 senators rejected the Build Back Better bill, including Joe Manchin.
The West Virginia senator reportedly forced fellow Democrats to scrap an offshore drilling ban from the massive Build Back Better Act spending plan, a provision that experts say would have had disastrous consequences for the country.
"An offshore drilling ban would be a disaster for our country, rolling out the red carpet for Russia and Venezuela to replace 20% of America’s daily production and costing Texas alone over 1 million jobs along our Gulf Coast," Jason Modglin, President of Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, told Fox News Digital.
Modglin spoke in response to reports that Manchin convinced Democrats to abandon a plan to stop all drilling on rigs in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
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