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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...