Kyrsten Sinema Is Critical Vote on Manchin-Schumer Climate and Tax Deal

Posted on AllSides July 29th, 2022
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Democrats’ hopes of turning a long-sought tax and energy agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) into law now rest with another centrist Democrat in the 50-50 Senate with a history of foiling the party’s ambitions: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.).

Ms. Sinema, who played a central role last year in paring back elements of President Biden’s agenda, wasn’t consulted or briefed on the secret talks between Mr. Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and learned of the agreement when it became public, according to a person familiar with the matter. When news of...

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