Report: Bernie Sanders Could Endanger Dems $700B Inflation Bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., could pose a threat for Democrats trying to pass their $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act this week by offering amendments and forcing his colleagues to vote on them before the bill can pass.

The Hill reported Saturday that the former Democratic presidential candidate will likely us the budget reconciliation process to bring votes on a series of amendments, like a $15 per hour minimum wage, to the floor before the bill can pass the chamber with a simple majority vote.

“Given that this is the last reconciliation bill that we will be considering this year, it is the only opportunity that we have to do something significant to the American people that requires only 50 votes, and that cannot be filibustered,” The Hill reported Sanders saying on the Senate floor.

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