Dems Push Biden Climate, Health Priorities Toward Senate OK
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has worked overnight and into the morning as Democrats push their election-year economic package toward passage.
The legislation is less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic goals.
But it embodies deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs, and taxing big corporations.
Debate began Saturday and by breakfast time Sunday, Democrats had swatted down over a dozen Republican efforts to torpedo the legislation.
President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House, "I think it’s gonna pass."
The House seems on track to provide final congressional approval when it returns briefly from summer recess on Friday.