U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced he had reached a deal with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to vote for the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022—a budget reconciliation bill that is expected to include $369 billion in energy and climate investments. The announcement comes after months of negotiations to reach agreement on budget reconciliation legislation.
In response, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:
“We are happy to see that Sen. Manchin has kept his word to continue negotiating in good faith. While we eagerly await the details, we welcome the news that the Senate will move forward with a budget reconciliation deal focused on creating good union jobs, addressing climate change, building clean energy supply chains, reducing energy and health care costs for consumers, and tackling inflation.
“Sen. Manchin, Majority Leader Schumer, and Senate Democrats have worked hard to reach this deal. We thank them and look forward to learning more about the details of the bill in the coming days.”