“House Democrats are running into another problem in their quest to craft a main component of President Joe Biden’s agenda,” Punchbowl News reports.
“With the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the throes of a marathon markup, the chair — Frank Pallone of New Jersey — may be short of the votes he needs to pass the prescription drug portion of the package.”
“That provision would allow HHS to negotiate drug discounts for Medicare recipients. This is a key element of the bill, as Democrats are looking at it for as much as $700 billion in savings. Democrats will use that money to offset other social spending in the reconciliation package.”Save to Favorites