"It's time to usher in a new era of climate action—one that prioritizes our planet and our people," Congressman Ro Khanna, who voted "yes," told Newsweek.
The good news for Democrats, and the Earth, is that the party's two chief obstructionists in the Senate, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have signed off on a huge climate, energy and tax package. The bad news is that, as always, Sinema put the interests of her lobbyist paymasters over those of the country by forcing Democrats to abandon a tax increase on hedge fund managers and private equity wizards.
Senate Democrats passed the $739 billion bill that will invest in health care and climate change on Sunday, after months of negotiations.
The progressive senator called for sending direct payments of $300 a month to parents for each child on Saturday.
"Getting new forms of energy, feeding the grid, will ultimately reduce the price of electricity." Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona told Newsweek.
Donald Trump believes Joe Biden has broken a pledge not to tax Americans earning less than $400,000.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema agreed to back the Inflation Reduction Act on the condition that a $14 billion tax break for wealthy hedge fund managers be preserved.
Sinema is more popular among Arizona's Republican voters than among those in her own party.
A clip of Kyrsten Sinema talking to two Republican Senators has gone viral, amidst speculation over whether she will back the Inflation Reduction Act.
The bipartisan group says taxes "will not increase for any family" making less than $400,000, but Senator Kyrsten Sinema has yet to reveal how she will vote.
If Republicans aggressively communicate the details of the Manchin-Schumer bill, it will become prohibitively expensive for any Democrats to vote for it.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a far cry from the THRIVE agenda that we developed as the blueprint for our movement; however, the investments can buy us time and serve as a first step on our road to a Green New Deal and climate justice for all.
GOP Senator John Barrasso said moderate Democrat Sinema is "not going to be easily twisted."
The West Virginia senator said he doesn't believe voters in his state would support a national Democratic figure for president at this point.
While West Virginia's treasurer announced the state won't do business with banks that boycott fossil fuels, Manchin supported a major climate agreement.
Democrats waited until after the CHIPS Act passed on Wednesday to announce Senator Joe Manchin has agreed to support the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
The Arizona Democrat has been a hurdle to President Joe Biden's legislative agenda.
The West Virginia Democrat said he could not support the full proposals in the potentially historic climate bill just two weeks ago.
"We shouldn't be purging our ranks," Majority Whip Dick Durbin reportedly said about calls to remove Senator Joe Manchin as Senate Energy Committee chair.
"Senator Manchin's refusal to act is infuriating. It makes me question why he's Chair of ENR," Senator Martin Heinrich said of Manchin.
The highly competitive Senate race in Pennsylvania is likely to prove crucial in deciding who controls the chamber in 2023.
The West Virginia senator is accused of being a "stooge" for the coal industry for not backing Democrats' climate spending plans.
It was not immediately clear if the remark from Brian Kilmeade was intentional or a gaffe.
The demise of abortion rights has brought new urgency to the debate over the filibuster. Critics say Democrats should end the filibuster while they can.
The Democratic senator said Sunday that more justices should be added to the institution in order to "get some confidence back in our court."
Not impeaching Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch would send a "blaring signal" that nominees can lie in their confirmation hearings, the congresswoman said Sunday.
The West Virginia Democrat previously voted with Republican to confirm the two Trump-nominated conservative justices.
Investor Sam Zell said President Joe Biden "owns this inflation" in a TV interview on Wednesday morning.