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GOP’s Toomey Rips Tax and Climate Bill, Looks to Sinema to Stop It

  • Republicans push back against inflation, deficit claims
  • Democrat Sinema hasn’t indicated whether she’ll support deal
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Sen. Toomey: Doubtful Manchin Bill Will Reduce Deficit

Republican Senator Pat Toomey ripped the Democrats’ $433 billion tax and climate package as “welfare” for energy companies and Tesla buyers, and said he’s hoping Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema will put the brakes on it.

The Pennsylvania lawmaker, highlighting GOP arguments against the plan, said it was “very doubtful” the deal would either bring down the deficit or lessen inflation as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who negotiated it, contend.