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Democrats Pass Major Health, Climate and Tax Bill Along Party Lines

President Biden to sign it next week

On Friday, August 12, 2022, every House Democrat voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) over uniform Republican opposition, sending the multibillion-dollar climate, health and tax bill to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

The package, which similarly passed the Senate on Sunday along party lines, was approved around 6 p.m. by a vote of 220-207.

Democrats in the chamber were seen celebrating what they are sure to champion as a legislative achievement -- which aims to make prescription drugs and health insurance cheaper while raising taxes on the wealthy, cutting the deficit, investing in clean energy and curbing climate change -- ahead of a contentious midterm cycle, when they will be up against the president's low approval ratings and other headwinds.

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