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Senate passes Democrats’ sweeping climate, health and tax bill, delivering win for Biden
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Senate passes Democrats’ sweeping climate, health and tax bill, delivering win for Biden

Washington — The Senate on Sunday passed Democrats' sweeping economic package designed to combat climate change, address health care costs and raise taxes on large corporations, marking a crucial achievement for President Biden and his party as they look to maintain their hold on Congress in the November midterm elections.The plan, called the Inflation Reduction Act, cleared the upper chamber by a vote of 51 to 50 along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris providing the tie-breaking vote in the evenly divided Senate. Democrats used a fast-track legislative process known as reconciliation to pass the measure in the face of unanimous opposition from Republicans."It's been a long, tough and winding road but at last, at last, we have arrived," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Sch...
One day after draft abortion opinion, Harris says “women’s rights are under attack”
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One day after draft abortion opinion, Harris says “women’s rights are under attack”

Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a clear message Tuesday night to protect women's rights while speaking to a packed room of pro-abortion rights elected leaders, officials and candidates from across the country, one day after a draft opinion leaked that suggested the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. "Roe v. Wade in its power has protected a woman's right, her right, to make decisions about her own body for nearly half a century," the vice president said.  "If the court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will be a direct assault on freedom, on the fundamental right of self-determination to which we are all entitled as Americans."Her remarks were delivered to an energized crowd gathered at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington for the annual We are EMILY Gala. 700 people were exp...