Manchin-Schumer Deal Vote Is In

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Although Sen. Kyrsten Silena (D-AZ), obstructed the bill at the last minute, it appears that they agreed on language as the Manchin-Schumer deal was passed.

A few weeks back, the bill that has significant effects on climate, health care, and tax policy appeared dead.

It now moves to the House, passage expected Friday.

— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) August 7, 2022

Was there any discussion about Sinema’s roadblock regarding the corporate minimum tax?

The Democrats found a way to get it done without the Thune amendment. This would have been a poison pill for some Democrats.

Multiple sources have informed me that Sen. Warner (Dems) will propose a “substitute amendment” to the Thune Amendment currently being voted on.

This will result in a change to the SALT pay-for, which is a poison pill for some Dems, to a new loss-limitation pay-ext.

— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) August 7, 2022

Rosen and Cortez Masto, too.

— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) August 7, 2022

This means that it is more likely that the House Democrats, who may have had problems with it, will now accept it. It’s now likely that it’s a done deal. Sinema, Manchin, and others sold us out and it’s a terrible day for America.