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Two vulnerable House Democrats suggest support for Manchin-Schumer bill could be in jeopardy over energy fee

Added 08-08-22 07:29:02pm EST - “The Manchin-Schumer social spending and taxation bill could face trouble in the House this week as vulnerable House Democrats are suggest they want changes to the bill.” - Foxnews.com

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Two vulnerable House Democrats are suggesting that their support for the Manchin-Schumer social spending and taxation bill may be uncertain after an energy fee that would fine fossil fuel companies for their methane emissions was included in the Senate bill.

The fee, known as the Inflation Reduction Act Methane Emissions Charge, has been a thorn in the side for some Democrats, specifically those representing vulnerable districts in Texas with a heavy oil and gas industry presence, and could end up being the deciding factor on whether the bill ultimately passes or fails in the House.

The bill, officially called the Inflation Reduction Act, passed along party lines in the Senate over the weekend could face doom if just a handful of House Democrats join Republicans in voting against it.

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