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The Senate, the upper house of the US Congress, has passed bills aimed at fighting climate change, lowering drug prices and raising some corporate taxes. Reuters news.
On Sunday, the US Senate passed this bill worth 43 billion dollars. The bill’s passage is seen as a major victory for President Joe Biden.
Biden’s party, the Democratic Party, hopes the bill’s passage will give Democrats an advantage in retaining control of Congress in this year’s midterm elections.
The bill was debated in the Senate for 27 hours. Republicans tried hard to prevent the bill from passing. But in the end, the bill passed the Senate by a vote of 51-50. Vice President Kamala Harris cast the “tiebreaking” vote for the bill’s passage.
The bill will now go to the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives may vote on the bill’s approval on Friday. The bill is expected to pass the House of Representatives. The bill will then be sent to the White House for the President’s signature.
In a statement, President Biden said he looks forward to signing the bill into law. Senate Democrats cheered as the bill passed.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. He said, Senate is making history.
Chuck Schumer also said Congress could do something big—the bill is for Americans who have lost faith.
The bill is going to change America. The bill contains the boldest environmentally friendly energy package in American history, which will help fight climate change. The bill would reduce consumer spending on fuel and some drugs.
Republican senators reacted negatively to the bill. The Democrats have been under intense attack in the Senate