Biden Asks Congress To Pass the Reconciliation Package

Biden Asks Congress To Pass the Reconciliation Package

Biden BEGS Democrats To Pass Wishful Legislation Before It’s Too Late

( – Last winter, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) formally killed President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better proposal. The congressman recently said he wouldn’t change his mind as spiraling prices driven by government spending were harming Americans. Then, on Wednesday, July 27, the West Virginia legislator and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced a new, partisan $740 billion reconciliation package. Democrats are rebranding the slimmed-down Build Back Better bill as the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.”

On Thursday, Biden asked Congress to put aside their differences and pass the legislation. While the proposal doesn’t cover everything liberals wanted, it reforms prescription drug pricing, increases corporate taxes, adds funds to extend the Affordable Care Act, beefs up the IRS for tax enforcement, creates new climate change programs, and supposedly reduces the federal deficit.

To approve the legislation, Schumer will need all 50 Democrats and support from their parliamentarian to get around the GOP. Senate Republicans were not too happy after they helped the Left pass a bill funding CHIP manufacturing in the United States. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said his party got “sucker-punched” but stressed the measure might still fail in the House without GOP votes.

Additionally, Conservatives say they will hammer their Democratic opponents on the campaign trail for raising taxes during a period of sky-high inflation. Flooding the economy with over $700 billion could ultimately cause more consumer pain.

Copyright 2022,