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2/19, 11:14 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Democrat Manchin to vote against Biden's OMB pick

Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin announced on Friday that he will vote against United States President Joe Biden's pick for the head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) because of her earlier comments about members of the Republican Party.

"I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, I cannot support her nomination," Manchin said.

All Republicans are expected to vote against Tanden's nomination, meaning that Manchin's vote could determine the outcome since the Senate is split between Republicans and Democrats 50-50.

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