Headline RoundupAugust 12th, 2022

House Passes Inflation Reduction Act in Party-Line Vote

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The House of Representatives voted 220-207 on Friday to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, the deal reached by Senate Democrats on climate change, healthcare and taxes.

All House Democrats voted in favor of the bill, and no House Republicans supported it. While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called it a “fabulous bill,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Democrats knew it would “hurt low- and middle-income families.”

The bill now awaits President Joe Biden’s signature. With Biden and his family vacationing in South Carolina, it was unclear on Friday when the bill would officially become law. 

Coverage was widespread but was often drowned out by coverage of the FBI’s espionage investigation of former President Donald Trump. 

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