August 16, 2022

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Biden wins: 'President' Joe Manchin runs cart and supports climate law anyway

Biden wins: ‘President’ Joe Manchin runs cart and supports climate law anyway

The bill under which Joe Biden wants to tackle climate change and make health care cheaper, among other things, now appears to have a chance of succeeding. Democratic jammer Joe Manchin unexpectedly expressed his support.

An important victory is looming for US President Joe Biden. A bill with a set of measures that would, among other things, fight inflation, make health care cheaper and, above all, combat climate change, will now be approved by the Senate. Rebel Democratic Senator Joe Manchin blocked the proposal two weeks ago, but is now willing to support an amended version.

With this law to limit inflation, CO2In a joint statement Monday with Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Manchin said emissions would fall by about 40 percent by 2030.

Few details are known about the exact content of the agreement, but it is certain that the original package has been greatly watered down. There would be a minimum corporate tax, but a tax was dropped on the richest Americans. $396 billion will be invested in energy security and climate change and $64 billion in healthcare.

Biden himself spoke of a “historic” package of measures in response and thanked Schumer and Manchin for their efforts. Senate Democrats’ margins are too narrow to tolerate any opposition to passing the bills, and the West Virginian Manchin has used his vote multiple times to block proposals from the president.

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