BREAKING: Democrats’ big climate, health care and tax package clears major Senate hurdle

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WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Saturday to advance a sweeping climate and economic bill with the support of all 50 Democrats, bringing long-stalled elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda one step closer to reality.

The procedural vote on the filibuster-proof package was 51-50, with all Republicans opposing the motion to begin debate and Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. If that support holds, it is enough to pass the bill through the Senate and send it to the House in the coming days.

The article goes on to state the following:

The legislation, called the Inflation Reduction Act, includes major spending to combat climate change and extend health care coverage, paid for with savings on prescription drugs and taxes on corporations. It puts hundreds of billions of dollars toward deficit reduction.


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “This is one of the most comprehensive and impactful bills Congress has seen in decades.”

Several hours of debate during a rare weekend session were followed by a “vote-a-rama”, a process in which senators can offer unlimited amendments that require just a simple majority of votes to adopt.

The legislation was being pursued through a special process called reconciliation and was not subject to the filibuster, thereby allowing the Democrats to pass it on their own.

Democratic leaders said that the Democratic provisions on clean energy and allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices pass muster and was able to be included in the inflation package.

Schumer said, “While there was one unfortunate ruling in that the inflation rebate is more limited in scope. The overall program remains intact and we are one step closer to finally taking on Big Pharma and lowering Rx drug prices for millions of Americans.”

Vice President Kamala Harris said when she delivered the 50-50 tie-breaking vote, “It’s going to mean a lot for the families and the people of our country.”

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Now the Demoncrats can take all the blame when inflation soars and the price of drugs remains the same. The green new deal is going nowhere till the infrastructure is fixed. I’ll offer cudos if it does what is promised.

  2. I HOPE THEY ALL ROT IN HELL EVERYONE OF THEM.
    SCHUMER IS A POS AND SO IS MANCHIN AND HIS SIDE KICK FROM ARIZONA.
    THEY HAVE PUT AMERICA FURTHER DOWN THE HOLE THAT WE WILL HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING OUT OF.
    THE EVIL IRS WILL TARGET EVERYONE OF US THAT DO NOT HAVE HIGH EARNINGS AND SMALL BUSINESS.
    THESE EVIL DEMOCRATS HAVE TO GO, THIS NATION CANT TAKE ANYMORE OF THEIR CORRUPTION.
    THIS BILL DOESNT HELP AND THE BLOODY LIARS KNOW IT, THEY HAVE GIVEN CHINA A WIN WITH THEIR STUPID DAMN GREEN GARBAGE.
    EVERYONE OF THEM ARE TRAITORS TO THIS COUNTRY.
    I CANT STAND ANY OF THEM ESPECIALLY THE POS BIDEN.😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡.

  3. It appears they are going to pay farmers not to farm! The shortage of food is going to be scary …… this was talked about at CPAC today

  4. Whenever I hear an adult talk about combating climate change, I know he’s an idiot. Only a moron or a communist can think you can reduce inflation by spending money you don’t have.

  5. These politicians don’t care about the people they serve. They only serve their own agenda. The IRS will target conservatives and middle class Americans who will not have the resources to fight the monster the federal government has become. It’s appalling the damage the Democrats have done to our country in a short amount of time. Vote, vote, vote this November for Republicans no matter what. It’s the only chance we have.

  6. This is probably going to be the final dagger in our economy. This bill will throw away hundreds of millions of dollars to make it look like the economy is doing better. Then they’ll pile on new regulations for everything from construction to farming. Their counting on climate and covid to give them control over everyone and everything.

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