September 26, 2022

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Democrats hit roadblock, but push Biden package in Senate – The Denver Post

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By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats ran into trouble Sunday in their push toward Senate passage of an election-year economic package, working furiously to overcome a glitch in a proposed new corporate tax that would help pay for the party’s deep-rooted goals of lowering health care costs, investing in climate change and reducing the deficit.

While the $740 billion measure is less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original vision, it would be a substantial achievement and was the reason why senators stayed up all night in a voting session that began Saturday. So far, Democrats have swatted away more than two dozen Republican amendments designed to torpedo it.

Despite unanimous GOP opposition, Democrats in the 50-50 chamber were unified, buttressed by Vice…

The Associated Press

2022-08-07 12:46:23

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