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WATCH: Sen. Manchin says GOP 'won't talk' to Dems on tax reform   

GOP Senators won't include centrist Democrats in tax reform talks, according to a key moderate Democratic Senator.

"I want to get to tax reform, I truly do, but I’d like to have some input and be involved" Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinDemocrats mull audacious play to block Pompeo Heitkamp becomes first Dem to back Pompeo for secretary of State Trump eyes Cold War statute to keep coal burning: report MORE (D-W.Va.) told The Hill, adding, "(Republicans) won’t talk to us, I haven’t been asked to come into any of the meetings."

Manchin, earlier this month, organized a meeting between a handful of moderate Democrats and key White House officials Gary Cohn and Marc Short to discuss areas of compromise on tax reform.

"We think there’s a pathway forward if we all just work together," Manchin said.

If Republicans remove the ObamaCare individual mandate repeal from their tax-reform package, Manchin says he's "looking" at the issue of so-called "pass-through" corporations, a sticking point for the GOP.

"We think there’s a pathway forward if we all just work together," Manchin said.

Watch the video above to hear the senator in his own words.