Congress sends $740 billion tax, health and climate bill to Biden's desk

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2022
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The House of Representatives on Friday passed Democrats' $740 billion tax, health care and climate bill, which now goes to President Biden's desk for his signature.

Why it matters: The bill's passage notches a big legislative victory for Democrats with the midterms approaching and delivers on several longstanding liberal policy goals.

Driving the news: The bill passed 220-207 with all Republicans voting against it.

The details: By far the largest spending provision in the bill is nearly $370 billion to combat climate change, including tax credits and funding for renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy-efficient home improvements, as well...

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