First-term senator fed up with Congress' gridlock
WASHINGTON—A first-term senator is complaining about congressional gridlock, saying lawmakers have "the blame game down to a science."
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin says it's difficult to find constituents who think Congress is doing its job.
Manchin says government leaders have to be more involved in such situations, "whether it's the president of the leaders of Congress." He says one possible way to surmount the current stalemate in Washington is to sacrifice an extension of payroll tax relief in exchange for commitments by lawmakers to overhaul the tax system.