Oh and DeJoy may get fired on Tuesday.
The massive climate change bill, the renamed Build Back Better Bill, the IRA, is about to be passed but first we have to get through all the Republican desperate attempts to kill it.
Shenanigans are already beginning with Republicans slow walking things but at least they didn't make the poor clerks read out the whole bill which is 775 pages.
The Democrats are in lockstep. Many Democrats are declaring on twitter how they will vote down ALL Amendments. The IRA is written in such a thread the needle way that a single amendment could kill it.
Which is why you will see Republicans bring up and vote on Amendments that are really good things that Democrats normally will vote to pass but it is disingenuous and the Republicans are doing all they can to kill the bill.
For more on that read this twitter thread.
So everything, ALL AMENDMENTS, need to die except for the core bill.
A lot of shenanigans are going to happen.
Schumer has vowed to keep the Senate from recess until the IRA passes.
The motion to proceed has just passed at 51-50. We are going to be seeing a lot of our MVP Kamala Harris.
This is a history making moment akin to passing the ACA.
And it will take a looong time. The final vote might not be until Sunday or Monday or even Tuesday depending on how long things take.
And Republicans are already bitching about how this interferes with their vacation plans and how they shouldn't have to do this. It's why Retire was trending yesterday on twitter as people told the Republicans they should just quit their job.
Now for the DeJoy news:
The Board of Governors is to meet for the first time since Biden's new appointments on Tuesday August 9, 2022.
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet Aug. 9, 2022, in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET in the Benjamin Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:
Remarks of the Chairman of the Board of Governors
Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO
Approval of the Minutes
Quarterly Financial Report
Quarterly Service Performance Report
Approval of Tentative Agenda for Nov. 10 Meeting
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Oh and for wtf news:
On top of Covid continuing to mutate and Omnicron BA.5 hitting just about everyone and with Monkeypox rearing it's head we got news that Polio is back due to anti-vaxxers.