“Democratic leaders have finalized a revised proposal to lower prescription drug prices for seniors, part of a broader scramble to satisfy Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and resurrect a long-stalled economic package that they hope to advance as soon as this summer,” the Washington Post reports.
“The development follows weeks of highly private talks between Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Manchin, a centrist holdout whose spending concerns scuttled an earlier bill known as the Build Back Better Act. It positions Democrats to jumpstart a key part of the legislative process around their agenda, even as they wrangle with the West Virginia lawmaker over other plans to lower health-care costs and combat climate change.”
NBC News: Senate Democrats see “major progress” on Biden agenda bill, hope for July vote.
Punchbowl News: “So will this happen? Will Washington’s Oddest Couple actually reach an agreement, thereby ending months of slow motion drama? Still unclear. But there’s been progress.”Save to Favorites