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Crunch time for the Democratic agenda

CQ Budget, Ep. 248

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, left, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell attend a ceremony on June 8 which announced the renaming of Senate rooms in the Capitol after former Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Margaret Chase Smith.
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, left, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell attend a ceremony on June 8 which announced the renaming of Senate rooms in the Capitol after former Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Margaret Chase Smith. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Democrats want to pass a downsized “Build Back Better” reconciliation package before the August recess despite a threat from Republican leader Mitch McConnell to hold up a bipartisan chip manufacturing and economic competitiveness bill in retaliation. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Peter Cohn examine the legislative options for what could be a chaotic and unpredictable July work session on Capitol Hill.

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