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Politics Biden: Schumer-Manchin agreement ‘strongest bill you can pass’ to address key priorities

12:31  01 august  2022
12:31  01 august  2022 Source:   thehill.com

Some Democrats are pushing for a Hail Mary attempt to win over Manchin on a climate deal after September. The odds are stacked against them.

  Some Democrats are pushing for a Hail Mary attempt to win over Manchin on a climate deal after September. The odds are stacked against them. Democrats seem wary of going on another wild-goose chase to win over Senator Joe Manchin on climate after a year of negotiating chaos.Several Senate Democrats such as Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts are pressing for a Hail Mary shot to secure the support of Manchin on another spending package after September. Beginning with the new federal fiscal year in October, Democrats can craft another reconciliation bill separate from the one they aim to pass within weeks, also capable of skirting fierce GOP opposition and passing with only a simple majority vote. Democrats floated the maneuver last fall when final passage appeared achievable by the end of 2021.

President Biden on Thursday called on congressional Democrats to support a reconciliation package agreement unveiled a day earlier, acknowledging that it’s “far from perfect” but saying it’s the strongest bill the party can pass to address key priorities.

  Biden: Schumer-Manchin agreement ‘strongest bill you can pass’ to address key priorities © Provided by The Hill

“This bill is far from perfect. It’s a compromise. But that’s often how progress is made, by compromises,” Biden said in remarks from the White House.

“The fact is, my message to Congress is this: This is the strongest bill you can pass to lower inflation, cut the deficit, reduce health care costs, tackle the climate crisis and promote energy security, all the time while reducing the burdens facing working-class and middle-class families,” he continued. “So pass it. Pass it for the American people. Pass it for America.”

Schumer rallies Democrats after surprise deal with Manchin

  Schumer rallies Democrats after surprise deal with Manchin WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told fellow Senate Democrats on Thursday they now have an opportunity to achieve two “hugely important” priorities on health care and climate change, if they stick together and approve a deal he brokered with hold-out Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. Schumer spoke at a private caucus meeting after the startling turnaround over an expansive agreement he and Manchin struck that had eluded them for months. The Democratic leader's comments were relayed by a person familiar with the meeting at the Capitol complex and granted anonymity to discuss it.

Biden said he would keep fighting for other agenda priorities left out of the $369 billion proposal, such as child care, elder care and funding to make preschool accessible, as well as making college more affordable and accessible.


Video: Schumer-Manchin deal lets Democrats move on spending bill (CBS News)

Biden’s remarks came a day after Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced they reached an agreement to revive key pieces of Biden’s agenda, including provisions on health care, prescription drugs and climate change, though it falls short of everything the president hoped for.

The legislation would help lower health insurance costs for millions of Americans under the Affordable Care Act, would lower the cost of prescription drugs and would provide tax credits to promote clean energy.

How Manchin struck a miracle of a deal with Schumer, Pelosi and Biden

  How Manchin struck a miracle of a deal with Schumer, Pelosi and Biden A months-long standoff between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) ended Wednesday when they reached a historic deal on deficit reduction, an Affordable Care Act extension, drug price reductions, climate and clean-energy investments to provide energy security, and expedited full-spectrum energy-permitting reform. Washington, the Democratic Party, and perhaps the world…Washington, the Democratic Party, and perhaps the world can breathe more easily again because — by some miracle of twisted turns and backflips — Schumer, Manchin, President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.

“Simply put, the bill will lower health care costs for millions of Americans, and it will be the most important investment — not hyperbole — most important investment we’ve ever made in our energy security,” Biden said Thursday. “It’s a big deal.”

The bill would also adjust the tax code to close loopholes for corporations and the wealthiest Americans.

The deal announced Wednesday came weeks after Manchin seemingly had scuttled any chance of an agreement with hesitancy over inflation.

The legislation will require the support of all 50 Democrats in the Senate to pass, as well as a simple majority in the House, where Democrats hold a narrow majority.

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