U.S. Senate Democrats advance $430 billion climate, drug bill

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Senate parliamentarian says Democrats must remove penalties on drugmakers. But she leaves the rest of their sprawling economic bill largely intact. House passage could come when that chamber returns briefly from recess on Friday. Democrats plan to begin Senate votes Saturday on their wide-ranging package addressing climate change, energy.
Published 4 months ago · Washington, United States Photography The Hill

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U.S. Senate Democrats fend off amendments to $430 bln climate and drug bill

This wide-ranging bill, negotiated over several months by Democrats, would allow Medicare to begin negotiating in 2026 with the pharmaceutical industry over prices on a limited number of prescription drug prices as a way of reducing costs. It also would place a $2,000-per-year cap on out-of-pocket medication costs under a Medicare drug program.

4 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Senate Democrats battle to pass $430 billion climate, drug bill

The bill addresses key elements of the president's agenda - tackling climate change, lowering the costs of medication for the elderly and energy, and forcing corporations and the wealthy to pay more taxes.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Senate rules referee readies Dems economic bill

The Senate parliamentarian on Saturday dealt a blow to Democrats’ plan for curbing drug prices but left the rest of their sprawling economic bill largely intact as party leaders prepared for first votes on the package. (Aug. 6)

4 months ago·United States
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Senate rules referee weakens Dem drug plan in economic bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate parliamentarian on Saturday dealt a blow to Democrats’ plan for curbing drug prices but left the rest of their sprawling economic bill largely intact as party leaders prepared for first votes on a package containing many of President Joe Biden's top domestic goals.

4 months ago·United States
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Democrats advance the Inflation Reduction Act, setting up Senate 'vote-a-rama'

"What will vote-a-rama be like? It'll be like hell," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told reporters on Friday.

4 months ago·United States
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Senate Democrats clear procedural hurdle on marquee tax and spending bill

Senate Democrats on Saturday cleared a key procedural hurdle on the path toward passing their $740 billion health care, climate, tax and spending package, setting up a significant win for the party after months of tense back-and-forth over the cornerstone bill in President Biden’s long-stalled legislative agenda.

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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