Sunday shows preview: Democrats’ climate, tax and health package headed to vote

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Democrats’ climate, health care and tax package, which the Senate is set to begin considering later Saturday, is expected to dominate this week’s Sunday shows circuit. 

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to bring the Inflation Reduction Act to the Senate floor on Saturday as Democrats look to pass the legislation through reconciliation, a process that allows bills to pass by a simple majority without needing to overcome the 60-vote threshold to end a filibuster. 

Democrats crafted the bill, a scaled-back version of President Biden’s climate and social spending bill known as Build Back Better, after Schumer reached an agreement on the package with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a centrist who is frequently a key vote for Democrats to secure.

The $740 billion bill is designed to address climate change, lower prescription drug costs and reform…

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