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NEWS: “I don’t think we are going to be able to get the vote,” Biden says at CNN townhall of tax rate hikes on corporations and individuals. This comes amid Sinema’s opposition. Says they are looking at other ways to raise revenue to pay for package.
House Ways and Means Chairman Neal met with Kyrsten Sinema today. He said they had a "cordial conversation" and impressed upon her his view on corporate and individual tax increases. "She listened to what I had to say. She didn't say no, she just listened to what I had to say."
Biden says if he makes a push now to change filibuster rules, “I lose at least three votes” to get his larger economic agenda done. Also says there will “be an awful lot of Democrats” who would be open to changing filibuster to raise the debt limit.
Returning from the WH, Pelosi says a deal is “very possible” but acknowledges outstanding issues such as health care. Won’t commit to a vote next week. When asked if Sinema and Manchin are on board, “That’s up to the Senate and the White House to decide,” she told us
Trump, who tweeted yesterday he canceled his NJ trip to ensure "LAW & ORDER is enforced,” just arrived at his Virginia golf club. It's the 271st time he has been at one of his golf clubs and 363rd time at one of his properties in his presidency, per CNN tally
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert were the lone two members to vote against a bill that would reauthorize the National Marrow Donor Program, which matches bone marrow donors and cord blood units with patients who have leukemia and other diseases The bill passed 415-2