Democrats head into vote with climate agenda intact

“The Democrats’ health care, tax and climate bill heads to a key procedural vote on Saturday with energy provisions like the electric vehicle tax credit intact — but no answers yet on whether drug pricing reforms can remain in the package.” Politics reports.

“The Senate lawmaker — a nonpartisan judge of the upper chamber’s rules — has not said whether the prescription drug provisions meet strict budget rules that allow Democrats to pass their signature spending package without the GOP threat. The Senate is due to convene at noon on Saturday, with a key vote to advance the bill expected later in the afternoon.”

“An unfavorable ruling on the Democrats’ drug pricing plan could cause a disarray, leading to major revisions as the package moves to the Senate. But Democrats got some good news early Saturday morning: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced that his panel’s energy regulations, which include tax credits for electric vehicles and a bonus tax credit to encourage developers of clean energy to pay prevailing salary clean Senate budget rules.”

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