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By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
A divided Senate voted Saturday to start debating Democrats’ election-year economic bill, boosting the sprawling collection of President Joe Biden’s priorities on climate, energy, health and taxes past its initial test as it starts moving through Congress.
By Alan Fram, Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press
Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber's rules arbiter, said provisions must be removed that would force drugmakers to pay rebates if their prices rise above inflation for products they sell to private insurers.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Senate Democrats are one step closer to passing a sweeping tax, climate change, and health care bill now that Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema voiced her support. The last Democratic holdout agreed to vote for the package after party leaders altered…
By Lisa Desjardins
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., a centrist who was seen as the pivotal vote, said in a statement that she had agreed to changes in the measure's tax and energy provisions and was ready to “move forward” on the bill.
In an unexpected turnabout, Manchin has announced that he has reached an expansive agreement with Schumer on health care costs, energy and climate issues, taxing higher earners and large corporations and reducing federal debt.
Biden seems to have bowed to Manchin's demand for a slimmed-down economic package. Biden is telling Democrats to quickly pass the measure so families can "sleep easier" and enjoy the health care savings it proposes.
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