Bipartisan infrastructure deal omits major climate change measures

Posted on AllSides June 25th, 2021
From The Center
transportation, infrastructure bill, climate change

White House negotiators and a group of senators struck a deal on a bipartisan infrastructure agreement on Thursday that slashes measures to combat climate change and help the U.S. transition to a clean energy economy.

The narrow infrastructure deal leaves President Joe Biden’s proposals on climate change to a separate bill that Democrats could attempt to pass through Congress using reconciliation, a process that doesn’t require Republican support.

The second package could also include programs related to child and elder care, education, and health care, in addition to climate change measures, issues that administration officials...

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