Although right-wing Sen. Joe Manchin\u0026#039;s financial conflicts of interest have been well-documented, a new video released Monday details how the West Virginia Democrat\u0026#039;s \u0022brazen\u0022 corruption has derailed his party\u0026#039;s immensely popular economic policies.\r\n\r\nNot only did Manchin take more than $1 million from corporate-tied PACs last year as he watered down and obstructed the Build Back Better Act (BBB), but he \u0022repeatedly timed his key attacks on [President Joe] Biden\u0026#039;s agenda to occur at events with his largest corporate donors,\u0022 according to pro-worker media group More Perfect Union, which summarizes its research in the following five-minute video.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u0022It\u0026#039;s more than just receiving corporate checks, though he gets a lot of those,\u0022 says the video. \u0022Manchin executes policy decisions that corporations peddle to him and nothing exemplifies that more than the way he\u0026#039;s fought the Build Back Better bill for working families.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022Time and time again at critical junctures during the debate over Build Back Better,\u0022 More Perfect Union continues, \u0022Manchin attended corporate events in West Virginia and stood with executives to declare his opposition to working-class legislation, all while setting personal records for corporate fundraising.\u0022\r\n\r\nFor instance, just as Congress was set to reconvene last summer to advance BBB, \u0022Manchin threw up a giant roadblock,\u0022 states the video. Sitting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) at an early September event at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Manchin claimed\u0026nbsp;that it was time to \u0022hit the pause button\u0022 on federal spending—hundreds of billions of dollars in Pentagon funding not included.\r\n\r\nCompanies in attendance that day included coal firms Dominion and First Energy, which helped Manchin—chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee—claim the title of\u0026nbsp;Congress\u0026#039;\u0026nbsp;top recipient\u0026nbsp;of fossil fuel cash this election cycle.\r\n\r\nIn addition to receiving campaign contributions from fossil fuel executives, Manchin makes nearly\u0026nbsp;$500,000\u0026nbsp;per year—roughly\u0026nbsp;three times\u0026nbsp;his congressional salary—from investments in his family\u0026#039;s\u0026nbsp;coal empire, raking in more than\u0026nbsp;$5.2 million\u0026nbsp;since joining the Senate in 2010 while\u0026nbsp;refusing\u0026nbsp;to answer questions about his ties to the industry.\r\n\r\nPharmaceutical giant Mylan—which was led by Manchin\u0026#039;s daughter, Heather Bresch, from 2012 to 2020—was also at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce event in September. Bresch played a direct role in Mylan\u0026#039;s EpiPen price-gouging scandal during her tenure as CEO.\r\n\r\nThe event was moderated by Suzanne Clark, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.\r\n\r\nNot only did the Chamber play a pivotal role in the corporate lobbying blitz that sabotaged BBB, but it also paid for \u0022a monthslong radio, billboard, and TV ad campaign to support Manchin,\u0022 the video points out.\r\n\r\n\u0022Another conservative group, run by [former Vice President] Mike Pence\u0026#039;s chief of staff, Marc Short, spent $400,000 per week on ads bolstering Manchin\u0026#039;s position,\u0022 according to More Perfect Union.\r\n\r\nAs Common Dreams reported\u0026nbsp;last week, Manchin has also been rewarded by GOP megadonor Ken Langone for undermining BBB.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn an example of support he\u0026#039;s received from the corporate media, More Perfect Union points out that immediately after the conclusion of the event at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, \u0022Manchin had a column ready to be published in the corporate-friendly editorial pages of the\u0026nbsp;Wall Street Journal.\u0026nbsp;The\u0026nbsp;Journal, meanwhile, has churned out a stream of near-daily editorials to laud Manchin and get his back.\u0022\r\n\r\nThat early September panel in his home state was not the last time Manchin weaponized his widely debunked\u0026nbsp;fears regarding what he has\u0026nbsp;called the nation\u0026#039;s \u0022brutal fiscal reality\u0022 to justify his effort to torpedo BBB.\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nWhile BBB originally proposed investing $3.5 trillion over 10 years to strengthen the nation\u0026#039;s social safety net and expand clean energy, Manchin\u0026nbsp;and fellow right-wing Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) continued to\u0026nbsp;chip away at the bill until they had cut it roughly in half.\r\n\r\nAlthough it wasn\u0026#039;t until December that Manchin\u0026nbsp;announced on Fox News that he \u0022cannot\u0022 vote for BBB—abandoning\u0026nbsp;his own counteroffer to the Biden White House about two weeks later—he had\u0026nbsp;admitted\u0026nbsp;months earlier\u0026nbsp;that his goal was to get\u0026nbsp;the\u0026nbsp;widely criticized\u0026nbsp;bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed first, which would give him and other conservative Democrats the leverage necessary to\u0026nbsp;spoil\u0026nbsp;more ambitious plans to hike taxes on the rich to fund an improved welfare state and climate action.\r\n\r\nManchin was the\u0026nbsp;chief architect\u0026nbsp;of the energy portions of the IIJA, which\u0026nbsp;contains\u0026nbsp;$25 billion in potential fossil fuel subsidies as well as $11.3 billion in funding that is expected to\u0026nbsp;benefit\u0026nbsp;his family\u0026#039;s\u0026nbsp;coal brokerage.\r\n\r\nWhen Biden signed the IIJA into law in November—after the House\u0026nbsp;passed it before the Senate passed BBB, over the objections of progressives who warned that decoupling the two pieces of legislation would give corporate Democrats veto power over the stalled bill—Manchin \u0022won the ultimate prize,\u0022 states More Perfect Union.\r\n\r\nThe new video depicts additional meetings Manchin had with top corporate donors or leaders, which were usually followed by an attack on BBB. It was while standing with anti-union Toyota executives, for instance, that Manchin in November announced his opposition to incentives that had been proposed to promote union-made electric vehicles, calling BBB\u0026#039;s labor provisions \u0022un-American.\u0022\r\n\r\nNot long after, the West Virginia Democrat made clear his opposition to the proposed ban on offshore drilling in BBB. As More Perfect Union notes, that came just days after Enterprise Products—an oil and gas pipeline company that happened to be Manchin\u0026#039;s largest donor in 2021 as well as his son-in-law\u0026#039;s employer—\u0022had announced that it was seeking approval to build the nation\u0026#039;s first offshore oil terminal big enough to serve the largest class of supertankers.\u0022\r\n\r\nPassing BBB through the filibuster-proof reconciliation process requires the support of\u0026nbsp;all 50 Senate Democrats and all but three House Democrats.\r\n\r\nWhen asked about the current status of the legislation on Tuesday, Manchin told Business Insider:\u0026nbsp;\u0022What Build Back Better bill?\u0026nbsp;There is no Build Back Better bill, I don\u0026#039;t know what you\u0026#039;re all talking about.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022It\u0026#039;s dead,\u0022 he added.\r\n\r\nSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suggested that Manchin was siding with \u0022corporate America\u0022 by insisting that BBB is \u0022dead.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022When you have a proposal that has the overwhelming support of the American people, and it\u0026#039;s addressing the long neglected crises facing working people, we cannot allow that to die,\u0022 Sanders told CNN\u0026#039;s Manu Raju.\r\n\r\n\u0022And if Mr. Manchin chooses to side with corporate America in this issue, that\u0026#039;s his business,\u0022 Sanders added. \u0022But for me, and I think millions of Americans, we have got to fight for the needs of working families.\u0022\r\n\r\nCorrection: A previous version of this article stated incorrectly that Enterprise Products employs Sen. Joe Manchin\u0026#039;s (D-W.Va.) son. His son-in-law Marshall Roberts works for the company as an asset optimization manager.