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Kery Murakami

Kery Murakami

Kery Murakami covers Congress for The Washington Times, with a focus on racial justice issues. He has covered national higher education, healthcare, banking and telecommunications policy in Washington, D.C. He has covered state and local politics at such papers as The Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Newsday. Contact him at

Articles by Kery Murakami

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a centrist Democrat vital to the fate of President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion domestic agenda, is surrounded by reporters outside the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. Manchin and other senators were boarding a bus to attend a memorial service for the late Susan Bayh, the wife of former Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana, who died earlier in the year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Manchin ends Democrats’ hopes of a quick deal on infrastructure

Sen. Joe Manchin III said there's no chance of reaching a framework on President Biden's $3.5 trillion social welfare package Wednesday, ending his party's hopes of a double-victory on the budget and a separate $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Published September 29, 2021