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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said Thursday that she will “move forward” on Senate Democrats’ budget bill for spending on climate change, health care and tax reform.

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said Thursday that she will “move forward” on Senate Democrats’ budget bill for spending on climate change, health care and tax reform.

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Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced late Thursday that she will “move forward” with the overwhelming Democratic climate, prescription drug and spending bill. accountwhen Democrats appeared to reach an agreement on Sinema’s concerns about the legislation.

Sinema’s statement completely locks up the bill for Democrats, who need all 50 Democratic votes to pass the bill, with Vice President Kamala Harris voting against it. The law solidifies key parts of President Biden’s domestic agenda.

Sinema said in a statement: “In the Senate Budget Reconciliation Act, we agreed to eliminate the carried interest tax provision, protect advanced manufacturing and boost our clean energy economy. With the House’s review in mind, I will move forward.”

In recent days, Sinema has raised concerns about the narrowing part of the bill carried interest tax loophole. Democrats say the measure would have added about $14 billion.

According to the agreement, Sinema could also secure 5 billion.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement that the deal reached by Democratic senators preserves key parts of the bill.

“I am happy to announce that we have reached an agreement Inflation Reduction Act I believe it will have the support of the entire Senate Democratic Conference,” Schumer said.

“Over the past three days, I have had many productive discussions with our conference members and we have addressed several important issues they have raised.

Schumer added that a final bill would come up on Saturday when the Senate returns.

President Biden said in a statement Thursday night that “we have taken another important step toward reducing inflation and reducing the cost of living for American families.”

“I look forward to the Senate taking up this legislation and passing it as quickly as possible,” the White House said in a statement.

Legislation is passed through the budget reconciliation process, which bypasses the 60 votes normally required to pass a bill. A Senate lawmaker is still working through the text to ensure the legislation can be voted on through the reconciliation process.

When the bill is introduced, which Schumer said will happen Saturday afternoon, up to 20 hours of debate will begin, split evenly between Democrats and Republicans.

After the debate on the bill ends, the a-rama voting process begins, and senators can introduce as many amendments as they want. The process usually lasts until late.

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