Joe Manchin Revives Biden’s Agenda, Agrees To Democrat Package Of Tax Increases And Climate Spending

Joe Manchin Revives Biden’s Agenda, Agrees To Democrat Package Of Tax Increases And Climate Spending


Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) resurrected key pieces of President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda in a surprising agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday.

The Democratic senators agreed to a spending package titled the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.” The bill proposes to increase taxes on billion-dollar companies, spend $369 billion on climate and energy programs, and extend health care subsidies for Affordable Care Act users for three more years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

In recent weeks, Manchin shot down Democrat attempts at pushing through Biden’s agenda, and reportedly told Democratic leaders he would “unequivocally” refuse to support legislation related to climate change and tax increases.

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Now, the West Virginia senator claims reconciling with Democrats on this package will help the country

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