Post Politics Now: Senate poised to work through weekend to advance economic package – The Washington Post

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), center, walks to the Senate floor for a vote on Aug. 4. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Updated August 5, 2022 at 7:24 a.m. EDT|Published

August 5, 2022 at 7:01 a.m. EDT

Today, Senate Democrats are poised to work through the weekend to advance a major health-care, climate and deficit-reduction package following an agreement struck with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) that alters some tax provisions in the bill. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he believes all 50 members of the Democratic caucus are on board. After consideration of amendments, a final Senate vote could come early next week. The House would need to return to Washington to pass the legislation.

President Biden, who continues to recover from a “rebound” case of the coronavirus, is scheduled to sign two bipartisan bills that target those who commit fraud in pandemic-era small-business relief programs.

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  • 1 p.m. Eastern time: Biden signs bills targeting fraud under coronavirus small-business relief programs. Watch live here.
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  • 3 p.m. Eastern: Vice President Harris meets with Latina state legislators about reproductive rights. Watch live here.
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