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Manchin Blames White House, Fed for Slow Response to Inflation

April 12, 2022, 5:50 PM

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, whose opposition derailed President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, blamed the White House and the Federal Reserve for failing to head off inflation, which hit a 40-year high.

“The Federal Reserve and the administration failed to act fast enough, and today’s data is a snapshot in time of the consequences being felt across the country,” Manchin said Tuesday in a statement. “Instead of acting boldly, our elected leaders and the Federal Reserve continue to respond with half-measures and rhetorical failures searching for where to lay the blame.”

Labor Department data released Tuesday showed the ...