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Republican Senator blocks climate bill again over natural gas concerns but agrees to Tuesday debate

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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A Senate Republican stopped a broad climate bill from advancing Friday for the second day in a row but struck a deal with Democrats to allow full debate on the proposal to take place on Tuesday, a move the conservative argued bought lawmakers more time to review the large bill. Resistance to climate legislation Senate Democratic leadership unveiled Monday has grown over the past week as labor unions and Republicans took issue with language in the proposal targeting natural gas, including ending a program to replace aged infrastructure. Sen. Ryan...

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