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Sinema Gets Earful From GOP and Business Lobby in Bid to Halt Tax Plan

  • Arizona Democrat the focus of intense lobbying by both parties
  • Tax provisions in bill targeted by businesses, Republicans
Kyrsten Sinema
Kyrsten SinemaPhotographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Senator Kyrsten Sinema has been huddling with Republicans and fellow Democrats while holding the decisive vote that will determine whether her party at last gets a tax, climate and health bill passed or suffers another stinging defeat right before the midterm congressional elections. 

The Arizona Democrat has been the object of furious lobbying from both sides as she remains publicly silent about her position on the deal cut by fellow moderate Senator Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for a $433 billion spending package. The whittled-down version of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda requires support from all 50 members of the Democratic caucus to pass the Senate.