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What You Need to Know About the Inflation Reduction Act

How the U.S. got here

On Sunday, August 6, 2022, the Senate passed a landmark climate, health care and tax package called the Inflation Reduction Act.

Legislators advanced the bill after an all-night session in which they voted on dozens of proposed amendments in a process known as a “vote-o-rama.” In the evenly split Senate, all 50 members that caucus with Democrats backed the package, allowing Vice President Kamala Harris to serve as the tie-breaker.

The bill came about after months of intense negotiations, much of it focused on garnering the support of two Democratic centrists—Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.

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