Sen. Manchin extracted a pipeline for West Virgina for his vote for the Schumer/Biden Climate & Etc Reconsiliation bill now….
The Arizona US Senator Sinema feels slighted that Manchin got his and didn’t consult her?
Now one doesn’t think Sinema will shit can this….
US Senate Majority Leader , Democrat, Schumer is gonna HAVE TO find what he can do to get Sinema’s vote…..
“She already has issues with key base constituencies, but, opposing this also would get her in hot water with labor and business, too,” Vale added.
Basil Smikle, a Democratic strategist and the director of the public policy program at Hunter College, said Sinema can help herself politically by backing the package worked out by Manchin and Schumer.
While former President Trump easily defeated Biden in the 2020 election in West Virginia, Biden defeated Trump in Arizona. Any Democrat other than Manchin would have little chance of winning a Senate seat in West Virginia and Manchin doesn’t face any serious threat from a progressive challenger. In Arizona, many think Sinema could be vulnerable to a more liberal primary opponent.
LaBombard said Sinema will want to carefully review the economic analyses of the bill before deciding how to vote on the legislation.
“Sen. Sinema has always been — in the time that I’ve known her — someone who’s going to do her due diligence,” he said. “I know she has expressed interest publicly in what the parliamentarian has to say, in getting acquainted with the details of some of the economic analyses.”
“I don’t think she’s going to be in any rush to meet any timetable other than what’s required for her to make a decision about what she thinks is the best policy,” he said.
Republicans say they don’t expect Sinema to agree to vote for the package unless Schumer makes other concessions…
We now have Sinema’s asking price for her vote….
Sinema Wants Two Changes to Reconciliation Bill
“Republican senators and the business community are mounting a full-court press on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to sink — or substantially change — the Democrats’ economic package, arguing in private conversations that the new tax increases would hurt companies in her home state of Arizona,” CNN reports.
Politico reports Sinema “wants to nix language narrowing the so-called carried interest loophole, which would change the way some investment income is taxed. Cutting that provision would ax $14 billion of the bill’s $739 billion in projected revenue.”
“Sinema also wants an add. She’d like roughly $5 billion in drought resiliency funding added to the legislation, a key ask for Arizona given the state’s problems with water supply.”
Democrats Ready to Gamble Their Agenda on Sinema
“Senate Democrats will probably start a climactic series of votes on their party-line energy, tax and health care bill this week with very little public indication of where Kyrsten Sinema stands. They’re willing to risk it,” Politico reports.
“While all of Washington waits on the Arizona Democrat, her previous treatment of high-profile issues shows she’s unlikely to make any statement about how she sees the deal written by Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer — at least until it’s on the floor. If the past is prologue, she’ll also be a wild card on amendments that Republicans may offer in a bid to alter the bill on the Senate floor during votes later this week.”
(They really have no other option, eh?)