Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) (Francis Chung/E&E News/Politico via AP Images)

Schumer moves for­ward on Medicare drug price ne­go­ti­a­tions with Manch­in's sup­port — re­ports

Months af­ter Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) es­sen­tial­ly squashed De­moc­rats’ hopes of pass­ing the Build Back Bet­ter Act, which in­clud­ed pro­pos­als to low­er drug prices, a sec­ond at­tempt is re­port­ed­ly un­der­way that pass­es muster with all Sen­ate De­moc­rats.

First re­port­ed by Punch­bowl, Sen­ate Ma­jor­i­ty Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is sub­mit­ting a po­ten­tial rec­on­cil­i­a­tion pack­age to the Sen­ate par­lia­men­tar­i­an that in­cludes an agree­ment backed by all 50 Sen­ate De­moc­rats, in­clud­ing Manchin, to al­low Medicare to ne­go­ti­ate pre­scrip­tion drug costs.

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