After nearly two years of intra-party wrangling, the U.S. Congress finally passed major climate change, health care and tax reform legislation. Confusingly dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, the 730-page omnibus bill came to fruition only after Senators Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Kristen Sinema from Arizona wrung major concessions from their Democratic colleagues. President Biden signed the bill into law on August 16. Congressman Mark Pocan has represented Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District since 2013, and served as the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus from 2017 until 2021. Mark Pocan joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on August 22, 2022.
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