The Pennsylvania senator criticized aspects of the COVID-19 relief bill, as Republicans continue to brand it too costly and suggest money will be spent in areas it should not be.
The Michigan Republican congressman told Fox Business that COVID relief should help individuals more than states.
Polling has shown many Americans have struggled to pay for basic living costs in recent months, as the COVID-19 continues to pose hardships across the nation.
The Senate Minority Leader also predicted that Senate Democrats will unite and pass Biden's $1.9 trillion bill soon.
Manchin's overall favorability rating sat at negative 11 percent, with a further 47 percent indicating they had no opinion of him.
Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin expressed hope that Democratic leaders would refrain from "screwing too many things up."
The road to passing President Joe Biden's priority coronavirus relief package just got a lot longer.
Democrats and Republicans reportedly reached a deal to limit the number of people who will receive a third stimulus check, one of the few measures that has broad bipartisan support.
A provision to raise the minimum wage in the U.S. may be removed from the COVID-19 stimulus bill in the Senate
The California Democrat questioned the extent to which Americans care about the decision that several of the author's books will no longer be published.
Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill suggested that Republicans could struggle to oppose the bill now that the two projects have been removed.
"It is my hope that at the end, Senate Republicans will unanimously oppose it just like House Republicans did," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
Republicans are carrying forward a tough-on-China agenda that's already putting them at odds with their Democratic colleagues. The American Rescue Act is no exception to conservatives' will to impose measures they see as preventing China from enjoying favors from the U.S.
The findings come as President Joe Biden's stimulus deal, approved by the House, awaits a vote in the Senate.
Republicans continue to criticize the Democrats' relief plans, taking issue with the reconciliation process being used to push them through.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says that Biden is still open to lowering the income threshold for the direct payments.
Many workers don't need to wait for Congress to act to get a minimum wage hike this year. Depending on where they live, they may already be getting one.
This historic combination of job-killing measures all imposed at once ultimately will hurt those it intends to help.
The House of Representatives passed the sprawling relief legislation on Friday, advancing it to the Senate where Republicans are expected to offer several amendments to the bill.
House progressives have warned Democrats that they could withhold their vote for the relief legislation if the Senate removes the $15 minimum wage measure.
Checks and enhanced child credit could add up for many families in the America Rescue Plan which goes to the Senate.
The new COVID-19 stimulus package is worth $1.9 trillion and contains a provision to raise the minimum wage.
The Senate minority leader said after the House vote for the $1.9 trillion package "so much for common sense and common ground."
Congressional Democrats are quickly looking for an alternative to support fair wages for workers now that a $15 increase won't be included in President Joe Biden's coronavirus stimulus package.
An op-ed in 'The Charleston Gazette-Mail' said of the centrist Democrat: "The only person who ever knows what Joe Manchin will do is Joe Manchin."
Some companies have pledged to increase their minimum wage regardless of whether or not the Raise the Wage Act 2021 passes.
The two Democratic senators had previously indicated that they did not think the minimum wage increase was able to be pushed through in the reconciliation process.
President Biden's COVID-19 stimulus plan is headed to the House floor, and both sides of the Congressional aisle are grappling over the $1.9 trillion relief bill. While Republicans represent most of the opposition, some Democratic lawmakers have their own objections to the bill's provisions.
There has been the suggestion that the wage boost might not be able to be passed through reconciliation.