Senate To Vote Tuesday On Manchin Perk-Avoiding Shutdown Combo

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on the short short-term funding measure to keep the federal government fully operational past Friday – but passage is being complicated by the attached proposal to reform energy permits that is connected to Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin.

  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has included the proposal for the West Virginia senator in exchange for his pivotal vote in the passage last month of the $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act.
  • The Democrat-controlled Senate will begin the process of passing the so-called Continuing Resolution funding measure with a formal debate Tuesday that will need 60 votes to end and allow for a final passage.
  • However, if Schumer cannot get the 60 votes, he’s expected to remove the Manchin proposal to pass the spending measure and keep the government fully operational.
  • The proposal faces opposition from both sides of the aisle.
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