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Sinema Reaches Deal with Democrats on Reconciliation | Politics
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Sinema Reaches Deal with Democrats on Reconciliation | Politics

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has reached a deal with Democrats on a revised version of the climate, health care and spending package, the Arizona Democrat announced Thursday after more than a week of silence.“We have agreed to remove the carried interest tax provision, protect advanced manufacturing, and boost our clean energy economy in the Senate’s budget reconciliation legislation,” Sinema said in a statement. “Subject to the Parliamentarian’s review, I’ll move forward.”All eyes have been on Sinema this week after Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in a major reversal last week struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that revived the legislation with massive implications for the Biden administration’s agenda and Democrats’ midterm push in November.Political CartoonsSinema’s opp...
Biden Touts Senate Spending Deal As Key to ‘Facing Up’ to Inflation, Climate Change | Politics
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Biden Touts Senate Spending Deal As Key to ‘Facing Up’ to Inflation, Climate Change | Politics

President Joe Biden celebrated a major breakthrough in Senate negotiations during remarks on Thursday, touting the “historic agreement” that he said faces up to some of the nation’s biggest problems – and brings him one step closer to seeing his agenda realized.“I know it can sometimes seem like nothing is done in Washington,” Biden said. “The work of the government can be slow and frustrating – and sometimes even infuriating. Then the hard work of hours and days and months from people who refuse to give up pays off. History is made. Lives are changed.”The president’s address comes after a major development on Wednesday evening, when Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced he had reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York on a spending package that in...
Manchin, Schumer Announce Deal on Climate, Tax, Health Care | Politics
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Manchin, Schumer Announce Deal on Climate, Tax, Health Care | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin announced on Wednesday he has reached a breakthrough agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on a spending package to “address record inflation by paying down our national debt, lowering energy costs and lowering health care costs.” The surprise deal comes after recent weeks of negotiations on a broader deal that had appeared bleak.In a major reversal, the West Virginia Democrat announced Wednesday he would support the measure, which he called the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, saying it would help address energy costs and climate change – components central to the Biden administration’s agenda that have for months faced setbacks and been stalled.“For too long, the reconciliation debate in Washington has been defined by how it can help advance Democrats’ p...