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Democrats' tax and climate spending bill clears Senate along party lines, heads to House

Added 08-07-22 04:03:02pm EST - “Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act along party lines Sunday, the sprawling $740 billion piece of legislation that addresses climate, health care and taxes.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Democrats’ tax and climate spending bill clears Senate along party lines, heads to House”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act along party lines Sunday, the sprawling $740 billion piece of legislation that addresses climate, health care and taxes.

The vote marks a significant victory for President Biden after more than a year of courting the party’s weary moderates.

The bill passed 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote for the measure that circumvented the chamber’s usual 60-vote threshold under rules for budget legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer hailed the legislation as the “boldest climate package in U.S. history.”

“It’s been a long, tough and winding road,” the New York Democrat said. “It will kick start the era of affordable clean energy in America … It’s a game changer. It’s a turning point. It’s been a long time coming.”

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