Say it ain’t Joe: Manchin’s not the only big hurdle left for Biden’s megabill


The parliamentarian’s final rulings will almost certainly change vital provisions in the version of the bill that’s likely headed for a doomed Senate vote. As the nonpartisan rules referee’s scrubbing wraps up on dozens of policies currently in the legislation, several of them could be in peril: tax credits for union-built electric vehicles, caps on out-of-pocket costs for Americans who need insulin and student aid to some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

“We’ve got two issues: No Republican support,” which leaves no margin of error in the Senate, Budget Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) explained in a recent interview. “And then on top of all that, you’ve got the parliamentarian determining what is in a sense germane [and] what is incidental. And that makes it that much harder. A lot of people don’t understand.”

Several policies in the package…

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