Some bad ideas never die. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer continues to speak with Sen. Joe Manchin about reinvigorating the Democrats’ Build Back Better legislation. Discussions center on tax increases, new price controls for prescription drugs and an energy supply package.
Rather than moderate the package to cushion their party’s narrow majority with Republican votes, Democrats have begun submitting their revised bill through the budget vote — a Senate procedure that allows certain tax and spending measures to be passed by just 51 votes to adopt. This strategy could prove to be a boon for Republicans.
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