Keep your fingers crossed because, as this WaPo article notes, today could be the big day:
Senate Democrats were poised to begin debate Saturday on a sprawling bill that aims to lower health-care costs, combat climate change and reduce the federal deficit, a critical step in a grueling legislative journey to deliver on President Biden’s long-stalled economic agenda.
The new push to consider the measure, which Republicans unanimously oppose, came seven months after internecine bickering scuttled Democrats’ last efforts to adopt a package that many in the party regard as essential for retaining the House and Senate in this year’s midterm elections.
Even with the changes Sens. Manchin and Sinema required before they’d sign-on, I’ll be shocked if this passes. If it does pass, don’t let anyone tell you differently: this legislation is a BFD.
It’s rare that legislation passes Congress with this many supremely powerful interests — banks, billionaires, Big Pharma, etc. — lined up against it.