Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema, who blocked the package with Manchin last year, announced her support for the new law a few days ago. This was extremely important, as Democrats could not allow a single dissenter, given the slim majority in the Senate. “The road has been long and difficult and winding,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said shortly before the vote.
After Senate approval, the bill returns to the House of Representatives next week, where Democrats hold a narrow majority. A few months before the parliamentary elections in November, the passage of the law, even in its lean version, would be a great success for the president and his party.