House Democrats have indicated they’re prepared to come back from their own August recess to pass a reconciliation bill.
Final details or text of the legislation were not yet available, but Schumer and Manchin outlined the broad strokes of the agreement.
Senate Democrats’ other moderate standout, Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), has indicated she needs to review legislative text before making a decision.
And the climate investments should help the United States gain credibility as it negotiates global deals to limit carbon emissions.
“We know we cannot meet our international climate commitments nor the president’s environmental justice commitments without significant federal clean energy investments.”.
But McConnell’s threat seemed moot after Manchin indicated earlier this month he would only accept a smaller package.
Only a few hours later, Manchin announced he was on board with a reconciliation package. »