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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. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., stand on the steps of the Capitol during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony, in Washington, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. As congressional Democrats speed ahead this week in pursuit of President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion plan for social and environmental spending, Manchin, a Democratic senator vital to the bill's fate, says the cost will need to be slashed to $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion to win his support. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Senate Dems strike deal for vote on their election overhaul bill

Senate Democrats on Tuesday announced a deal clinching crucial support from Sen. Joe Manchin III for an election overhaul bill, setting up a vote on the legislation that would override new voting laws in Republican-run states. Published September 14, 2021