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Senate to vote on Inflation Reduction Act

Senate Democrats look to pass the Inflation Reduction Act this weekend before they break for recess. The sweeping package of initiatives aims to combat climate change, lower drug prices and pare back the deficit. The package received crucial support needed from Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. on Thursday. With that support, Democrats hope to pass the bill on a party-line vote through a process known as budget reconciliation that would allow approval with a simple majority and avoid the 60-vote threshold to overcome a Republican filibuster.

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