Biden's climate bill ready to pass after senators flip position

US President Joe Biden's flagship infrastructure bill now seems ready to pass after pretty much appearing dead two weeks back after West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, a democrat who made millions off his family's coal business, stymied the legislation, citing inflation concerns. After inscribing provisions for fossil energy, the senator is now supportive.

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After months of stalling, US Congress democrats seem to have reached agreement to pass a tax and energy bill worth USD 369bn that might now be able to pass in both the House of Representatives and the Senate via majority vote.

Mustering a Senate majority will require all democrats supporting the bill because the distribution between parties is equally split. In the event of equal votes, Vice President Kamala Harris has the decisive vote.

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