Energy Department Grants Manchin Donor’s Company $1 Million

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A top Sen. Joe Manchin donor reportedly received a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy ahead of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s trip to West Virginia. The so-called donation is being viewed as an attempt to lobby the senator on the Biden administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

The U.S. Research Impact Alliance, an incubator for energy startups, received $1 million as part of the Department of Energy’s “grant funding for research and innovation projects,” Manchin and Granholm announced during the energy secretary’s two-day visit to West Virginia late last week. The company’s treasurer is West Virginia businessman Michael Green, a longtime political ally and donor to Manchin.

The grant was part of a $6 million Department of Energy spending blitz in West Virginia last week, where the Biden administration is working to secure support for the American Jobs Plan from Manchin—a Democratic swing vote, with the power to make or break the administration’s legislative priorities in the Senate. The news raises questions for the Biden administration, which has already been accused of providing benefits to curry favor with Manchin. In March, the White House appointed Manchin’s wife Gayle to lead the Appalachian Regional Commission, a $175 million economic development agency, just two days after Manchin cast a divisive, last-minute vote to approve Biden’s embattled Pentagon policy nominee Colin Kahl.

Manchin acknowledged his leverage over the American Jobs Plan in a radio interview in April, noting that he objected to the proposal’s large corporate tax hike.

“If I don’t vote to get on it, it’s not going anywhere. So we’re going to have some leverage here,” he said.

Granholm said during her trip that the funding was the “tip of the iceberg” for West Virginia, and more money would follow if Biden’s proposal passes.



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Laxmom
Laxmom
7 days ago

This administration is officially the most corrupt ever…odumbo would be proud.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
7 days ago
Reply to  Laxmom

He’s heading it. It’s his administration all over again.

American
American
6 days ago

I believe these rich people should learn that money don’t buy everything. AND SHOULD all be drained of all of their financial worth and be put towards the national debt. And I hit the nail on the head with every thing I put on comment on many different sites. . And 95 % of the time my posts have been rejected . so if you good people ever have your post to close to being right and they take it down or don’t post it at all you know you are in to something they really don’t you or any others to know about !!! Just be glad you are a lot smarter than they think we are. This post will probably not make it out . but keep up &keep them going.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
6 days ago
Reply to  American

Thanks for the reply. This is getting really scary. Majority of posters here and at a couple of other outlets are well informed and truthful. But, you know what they say:
The truth hurts!

American
American
6 days ago

By the WAY in case you didn’t see it yet . PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP DID WIN THE ELECTION. THAT THING COMMIE WE HAVE IN OUR WHITEHOUSE IS JUST A FRAUDULENT IDIOT WITH HIS HORSE KAMALA HAIRYASS. GOD BLESS !!!
I THINK THEY SHOULD THROW HIM OUT NOW !!!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
6 days ago
Reply to  American

I agree. Can’t stand either one.
Not qualified.

Crosshairview
Crosshairview
6 days ago
Reply to  American

KAMALA HAIRYASS”….GOOD ONE!

maxibaby
maxibaby
7 days ago
Reply to  Laxmom

BHO is “proud”, Biden is following his orders!

SDOFAZ
5 days ago
Reply to  Laxmom

They nearly all have been. Bushes, all of the rhinos are part of the feeding frenzy when this sort of pork bill comes up. Hope this democrat sticks to the principles he says he believes in.

Henry
Henry
7 days ago

Could it be? An honest Democrat? We’ll see how he resists the proffered bribe. And if all else fails, he MUST realize that he can always switch parties, and be welcomed in the Senate as a Republican. And Republicans can CERTAINLY use more backbone than they have.

Rodger Shull
Rodger Shull
7 days ago
Reply to  Henry

I think the switch sides would be the way for him to go and that would put a BURR in the demo-communist panties.

Viken Shirinian
Viken Shirinian
7 days ago
Reply to  Rodger Shull

Bad Idea, Romney would follow suit and swith to Dem and now they would have all that they need

cashgirl
7 days ago

Good riddance to Mitt, I say! He belongs with the insidious, vacuous Democrats, with whom he sides most of the time anyway — his hatred and disdain for our good President Trump shining through. A true traitor to the Republican party. I feel very confident Utah will be replacing him anyway based on what I’m hearing and seeing from my many friends and relatives who live there. I say let him go. Tulsi Gabbard coming to the right side would be a great replacement, should she decide to fight with and for the right! 🙂

Mike
7 days ago
Reply to  Henry

I agree & he would make a good REPUBLICAN.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
7 days ago

Graft.

Rodger Shull
Rodger Shull
7 days ago

is it not a crime to bribe a public elected/or appointed official ????

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
7 days ago
Reply to  Rodger Shull

Nah, look at the party that’s doing it.
Nuff said!

Mike
7 days ago
Reply to  Rodger Shull

Yes it is ,UNLESS YOU’RE A DEMOCRAT. THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY WANT AND REPUBLICANS DON’T DO A DAMN THING ABOUT IT !!!!

Michael REGAN
Michael REGAN
7 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Exactly, its all a big scam and posers, both sides. Everybody in congress is on the take, both sides..the way our gov. Is , is, pathetic

maria
7 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Amen Michael! And if Manchin has an ounce of honorability, he would say to those that want to buy him, shoved it I am not for sale…neither is America!

Phil Hammersley
Phil Hammersley
7 days ago
Reply to  Rodger Shull

Not if you hide under some innocuous word like “job” or “contribution.”

cashgirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Rodger Shull

Not when the Democrats do it! They are above the law, and should be called the Hypocrite Party — their pledge is “do as I say, and not as I do; freedom for me, but not for thee.” 🙁

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
7 days ago

I just knew that they were going to squeeze him in more ways than one. People of West Virginia,
Please call his local offices and WA as well. E-mail him too. Only you can tell him not to go down this road. Not ask, tell. Big difference.
For the life of me I honestly don’t know why he was reelected in such a red state?
If you’re from there, please tell me. Thanks

John T Cooper
John T Cooper
7 days ago

The Manchin name has been in the political game for years in West Virginia .

Falcon
Falcon
7 days ago

The scum rises to the surface again.

Tom
Tom
7 days ago

truly wishing that biden and pelosi and schumer and harris and….. pass on from this world very soon (natural causes of course).. these are just scummy people

Mike
7 days ago
Reply to  Tom

AMEN

Mike
7 days ago
Reply to  Tom

But you left out the OBAMA’S !!!

Mad Dog
Mad Dog
7 days ago

Bribing a Senator is a criminal offense and must be prosecuted. But won’t be done.

Mike
7 days ago
Reply to  Mad Dog

Never, they get away with MURDER!!!

Beverly Robinson
7 days ago

Greasing the palm is what it is called. Hopefully he will say thanks for the funds for Virginia and no I’m still voting No.

Mike
7 days ago

LET US PRAY THAT HAPPENS !!

Patriot1490
Patriot1490
7 days ago

Let’s hope Manchin sticks to his guns and keeps doing the right thing.
That was really a bush move on Biden’s part.
Trying to get Manchin to sell out the Country for a lousy
1 million dollars and costing the American People trillions over
the next 10 years. Where is the Impeachment hearings now
when we have a “President” who is trying to destroy us.
Shows us what was REALLY going on during the frenzy to
get rid of the only President since Reagan that represented
“We The People” and not “Me, The Crooked Politician”

Dee S
6 days ago
Reply to  Patriot1490

The Woke left are part of the global society who want this One World Government so bad. They rush to it not knowing the turmoil its going to bring.

Barb2554
Barb2554
7 days ago

Nothing like Americans hard earned tax dollars being used for political bribes, but it’s the Biden way. He’s had 5 decades of practice. And if a bill is so bad that it requires bribes to pass it, I’d venture to say it shouldn’t be passed. Democrats just throw around our tax dollars like monopoly money. Disgusting

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
7 days ago

🤔 So much for their ‘unity’ now, these demon©rats have to bribe each other in the swamp…but then again, isn’t that how “things” get done in the DC-cesspool❓

Mike
7 days ago
Reply to  Ben Matthews

AMEN

cashgirl
7 days ago
Reply to  Ben Matthews

Their idea of “unity” is forcing everyone to walk in lock-step with their liberal, socialist/communist agenda. That is the only unity they will accept!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
7 days ago
Reply to  cashgirl

Starting with CRT indoctrination in the schools. Hope parents are really standing up to this. I know some are. Everyone should.

Elaine
Elaine
7 days ago

Manchin is a pretty smart guy. I think he can see right thru that idiot biden

Mike
7 days ago
Reply to  Elaine

Got the IDIOT part right !!!

Mike
7 days ago

The DEMOCRATS are CROOKED as a SNAKE. They’ll pay & try anything to get their way, even BRIBERY !!!

Dee S
6 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Whatever it takes to shove through their agenda.

ALSCV
ALSCV
7 days ago

Senator Manchin, tell Biden you cannot be bought, period. Do not give an inch.It is illegal to bribe you is it not? Yes,.Remind Biden of this.

Ruckweiler
Ruckweiler
7 days ago

We’ll see if the Senator IS a man of principle or not. Stay tuned.

Jawad
Jawad
7 days ago

We can only hope that this corrupt, demented and morally bankrupt party has finally overplayed its filthy hand and shown its true colors for all to see. Of course, the lick-spittle mainstream media will do their utmost to whitewash, disguise and contain it.

7George
7 days ago

FOLLOW THE $$$! “IS” Manchin “corrupt ? So far “he” says” I”ll “do the right thing”. Let’s hope so! He’s a Dem who’s going against the”PARTY” line. The :Dems” will, eat him up & spit him out AND devour “him”, “cause he’s “his own person” & “speaks the truth. NEXT we’ll hear “something” negative about him from CNN, MSNBC, CBS & Pelosi & Schumer.

sus
sus
7 days ago

we ALL need to call him and beg him NOT to be bought…If he truly loves America, he won’t be. P: 202-224-3954

trojan
6 days ago

Hey Senator Joe Manchin, the Biden Administration thinks you’re a whore. Are you?

Dee S
6 days ago

Well you knew the left would do anything to sway the last Senators who have been rational and oppose their radical agenda for their constituents. Bribery, intimidation, pressure are being used to get the Woke radtical agenda pushed through. The left sees a change for control of everything and they can taste the power. Too many people have been complacent and evil has become ingrained in our system, due to lack of commitment to keep America Free.

Terry
Terry
6 days ago

This is a proven way to get them back in line. Offer them a grant or money for their state.

Crosshairview
Crosshairview
6 days ago

Oh, OK….so now “QUID PRO QUO” is a good thing huh Joe?

lynn
lynn
6 days ago

March 28, 2021-Senator Manchin’s wife was nominated by Biden for $160,000 federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, her nomination was approved and the position is now hers. Democrats are doing their very best to buy his vote, shows they are really desperate. Hope he keeps his honor intact and stays the course as he claimed he would.

alicia
6 days ago

Manchin; }DONT CAVE!
OMAR LEAVE OUR COUNTRY go home to your hit hole Somalia and please REVOKE her US citizenshp! Why is she in our US CONGRESS? How did she get elected?> through a Chamaleons trick?

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
6 days ago
Reply to  alicia

She got elected by the same ilk as her. When OBUMMER was in office he deployed a bunch of these ungratefuls (like her) into that area.
See the correlation of what’s happening with what crazy joe is doing with all these ILLEGALS coming by the thousands into our country???
That’s how you turn a red state blue.
Governors need to get these ILLEGALS out of their states. The DEMONKRAPS are especially hitting red states with these border crossers.

Carol
Carol
5 days ago

FREE MONEY, GRANTS ETC… BS

Christian
Christian
4 days ago

Senator Manchin is NOT THAT DUMP

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