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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act Is a Huge Deal for the Climate

They really did it. The Inflation Reduction Act, which is mainly a climate change bill with a side helping of health reform, passed the Senate on Sunday; by all accounts it will easily pass the House, so it’s about to…

Electric Cars Are Too Costly for Many, Even With Aid in Climate Bill

Policymakers in Washington are promoting electric vehicles as a solution to climate change. But an uncomfortable truth remains: Battery-powered cars are much too expensive for a vast majority of Americans. Congress has begun trying to address that problem. The climate…

Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal

WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer was huddled in his Capitol office on Thursday evening awaiting a climactic meeting with Kyrsten Sinema, a critical holdout on his painstakingly negotiated climate change, tax and health care deal, when the loud booms and…

Senate inches toward passage of Inflation Reduction Act amid marathon debate – The Washington Post

Listen 6 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Senate Democrats were poised on Sunday to approve a sprawling bill to combat climate change, lower health-care costs, revise the tax code and reduce the deficit, after toiling through the…

Climate and Tax Bill Clears Test Vote in Senate

WASHINGTON — A divided Senate took a crucial step on Saturday toward approving Democrats’ plan to tackle climate change, bring down health care costs and raise taxes on large corporations, with a test vote that paved the way to enact…

Bill Gates: A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress

Turn on the evening news and it immediately becomes clear that Americans are experiencing the effects of climate change. Extreme heat and drought are affecting tens of millions of people, as floods and wildfires ravage communities from Appalachia to California….

Progressives Embrace Climate and Tax Deal, Despite Disappointments

WASHINGTON — With enactment of a major piece of Democrats’ domestic agenda in sight within days, progressives in Congress are rallying, grudgingly but decisively, around a climate, health and tax package that is a shadow of the ambitious cradle-to-grave social…

Biden’s Climate-Change Bill Won’t Tax the Middle Class

Estimating these effects is useful, but are they a “tax increase” on workers? Almost any government policy will have an adverse effect on the income of someone, somewhere; is everything the government does a tax increase? Opinion Conversation The climate,…

‘Build Back Broke’ Spending Bill Shows The Power Of The Swamp

Never doubt the power of The Swamp. That’s the apparent lesson to be learned from Senator Joe Manchin’s reversal on the energy-related provisions of the pending reconciliation bill. Last month, Manchin derailed the measure, which included some $300 billion in energy-related…

Kyrsten Sinema Is the Final Holdout on Democrats’ Climate Deal

WASHINGTON — As Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat of Arizona, took her turn presiding over the Senate floor on Tuesday, Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a fellow Democrat, got down on one knee beside her at the dais, leaning…

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