Senate Dems pass sweeping climate, health care measure

Posted on AllSides August 8th, 2022
From The Center
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In a big win for President Joe Biden, Senate Democrats drove their election-year economic package to approval Sunday.

The passing Inflation Reduction Act was less than the president’s original $4 trillion proposal, but still a substantial compromise package made up of health care, climate change and deficit-reduction strategies, in hopes of tackling inflation and bringing down deficits. 

After a marathon, 27-hour weekend session of debate, Democrats held united, 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.

“On this vote the yays are 50 the nays are 50. The Senate being equally divided the...

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