WASHINGTON — Democrats received largely favorable rulings on their climate and health care packages from members of the Senate and are set to enter a marathon debate Saturday and vote on amendments aimed at overcoming unanimous Republican opposition, and this weekend Pass the bill as soon as possible.
A caucus of Democratic leaders lined up behind the bill for senators. Kirsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) boarded the ship after making the changes she requested. The package raised about $750 billion in taxes and directed $430 billion toward the largest plan to combat climate change in U.S. history and reduce certain health care costs, among other priorities. Senate Democrats now believe they are on track to pass the bill within days, clearing the way for the House to approve it on Friday, when it will be recalled from recess for a vote.