U.S. House Democrats send sweeping climate, health and tax legislation to Biden

The roughly $750 billion measure is much smaller than the $2 trillion reconciliation package the House originally sent to the Senate in November

By: - August 14, 2022 6:17 pm

House Democrats applaud after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) signed the Inflation Reduction Act on Aug. 12, 2022, during a bill enrollment ceremony after the House passed the legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The $737 billion legislation will focus on slowing climate change, lower health care costs and creating clean energy jobs by enacting a 15% corporate minimum tax, a 1% fee on stock buybacks and enhancing IRS enforcement. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.