The deal would more than double fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration, to $11.20 per round-trip flight.
Manchin said this agreement should be viewed as a "building block" on the way to a bigger budget deal, one focused on tax reform that would not raise rates but would close loopholes.
He said there are dozens of loopholes he'd like to close but mentioned, specifically, the carried-interest exemption, which taxes the earnings of partners at private investment funds at about half the rate as regular income.
"There's got to be fairness to the system. I don't begrudge anybody, no matter how much they make, as long as they don't get a 20 percent break on their taxes to do it," Manchin said.
Manchin would not say if he supports extending emergency unemployment benefits, which are scheduled to expire at the end of December.
Rockefeller said in his statement that the deal is an "opportunity to reinstate important funding for programs vital to the well-being of thousands of West Virginia families." That includes programs such as Head Start, Meals on Wheels and public safety programs, such as COPS.
However, he criticized House Republicans' resistance to extending unemployment benefits for jobless Americans, calling the decision a shortsighted and costly mistake "that will leave millions without any of the resources they need to support their families.
"And although the bill raises a modest level of new revenues through user fees that individuals will have to pay, we will not solve our long-term budget issues without significant new tax revenues from the wealthiest Americans," Rockefeller said.
Rahall cited the failure to extend unemployment benefits as a primary concern with the deal, calling it a "glaring defect."
West Virginia offers 54 weeks of benefits to the unemployed. That number will fall to 26 weeks as emergency benefits expire.
That means about 16,000 West Virginians will lose benefits in the first six months of 2014, according to a study by House Democrats.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he would push to extend the benefits when Congress reconvenes in January.
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