Dems Finally Making Real Progress On Reconciliation Impasse

November 4, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 06: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at her weekly news conference at the Capitol building on August 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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November 4, 2021

In a flurry of statements following Senate Democrats’ lunch this afternoon, we finally saw some substantial movement on reconciliation negotiations — more tangible movement toward an actual deal than we’ve seen in months at this point.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that members had reached an agreement on the drug pricing provision in the bill, a puzzle piece that has been a sticking point for not just the typical holdouts, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), but also a few other members of Schumer’s caucus.

Within minutes of that announcement, Sinema released a rather snarky statement confirming she did in fact support the plan. As Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) put it, just minutes before Sinema released her statement of support, all eyes on are now on Manchin.

“Is this the last piece of the puzzle? Ask Manchin,” he said.

Follow our live coverage below.

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In a flurry of statements following Senate Democrats’ lunch this afternoon, we finally saw some substantial movement on reconciliation negotiations — more tangible movement toward an actual deal than we’ve seen in months at this point.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that members had reached an agreement on the drug pricing provision in the bill, a puzzle piece that has been a sticking point for not just the typical holdouts, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), but also a few other members of Schumer’s caucus.

Within minutes of that announcement, Sinema released a rather snarky statement confirming she did in fact support the plan. As Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) put it, just minutes before Sinema released her statement of support, all eyes on are now on Manchin.

“Is this the last piece of the puzzle? Ask Manchin,” he said.

Follow our live coverage below.

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