Democrats could see a bruising clash with Sanders over economic bill

  • Democrats could see a bruising clash with Sanders over economic bill

    Posted by on August 6, 2022 at 7:55 AM

    Democrats are bracing for a grueling weekend of vote-a-rama in the hopes of finally passing their long-sought economic bill, known as the Inflation Reduction Act. 

    Republicans have vowed to force a series of tough votes in opposition of the plan. But some of lawmakers’ most painful votes could come from one of the Senate’s foremost progressive crusaders. 

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he is planning to put senators on the record with proposed amendments to Democrats’ sprawling tax, health care and climate bill, as the Senate prepares to hunker down the marathon voting session.  

    Sanders was key to helping craft Democrats’ earlier Build Back Better Act and has bristled over the scaled-down Inflation Reduction

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